Share and edit your data in a secure way

The majority of us use files. Sharing files between platforms, devices, and clients, from Word documents and emails, to spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations is a navigating the nuances of near field communication in business critical aspect of our daily lives. Many of us are concerned about the security of the files we share, especially due to the growing number of cyber-attacks reported in the news.

File sharing is a convenient way to collaborate and expand on ideas however, it’s crucial to be mindful of how much access you grant the people you’re working with. If you leave your data for too long hackers are able to easily get into your data and compromise your privacy.

It is possible to keep your personal information secure by following a few guidelines when sharing files. First, only send the information that they need. This reduces the chance of more information falling into the wrong hands in the case of a leak or data breach. Use software that prevents unauthorised editing of files. For example when you’re working with an Excel spreadsheet there are software which can lock the spreadsheet while it’s being edited. This stops malicious or accidental changes and ensures that numbers are correct.

Online file transfer services may also pose risks to firms. These services can leave your organisation vulnerable to many potential attacks. It’s also difficult for managers and administrators to see where files were sent or the type of access they’ve received.