Data Safety: Keeping Your Sensitive Info Safe

Digital delinquents are lurking around the internet. 

They are waiting to prey on your sensitive data. Stop thinking you need to keep your most important files in a briefcase, handcuffed to your wrist. It’s actually worthwhile to take advantage of alternative, secure upload services, and there are plenty of options to choose from. 

Be A Crypt Keeper When It comes to your data

Regular password protection alone won’t cut it when it comes to valuable information. Anyone who has access to your device can easily hack your data. For secure upload services, you must have encryption.


Data encryption translates your files into another form, or code, so that only people with access to a secret key (formally called a decryption key) or password can read it. Both Windows and macOS have built-in tools that will encrypt your files and treat your account’s password as the key.

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Look up to the cloud 

If you’re looking for quality, secure upload services, the cloud is also a good place to go. Dropbox or SpiderOak are good cloud-based services, but they’re not always 100% private. They have both experienced data breaches in the past. Therefore, it’s vital you choose a very strong, randomly-generated password AND use two-factor authentication for every cloud service you choose. 



Two-factor authentication forces anyone trying to access your account to provide more than just a username and password. Even using your account to access the file will also require a second code or level of verification.


Put Google in the drivers seat

Google Drive gets high praise for its secure upload service. Google uses the strong 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on its servers. When data is in transit between users and Google Drive servers, Google uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to protect the data and prevent interception. Your Google Account comes with built-in security too. It’s designed to detect and block threats like spam, phishing, and malware.


To enhance your files’ safety, editor Gabe Turner says it’s important to, “remove any apps or browser extensions that have access to Google Drive unnecessarily.” Every app with permission to access Google Drive can become another tool for hackers.

Digital File Box For Data

Lawyers or CPAs may use a “file box” on their websites to provide secure upload services for their clients. It’s a password protected portal that clients need to create an account to use. Of course, no matter how secure the upload is, you’re putting your trust in the recipient. Once they have your information, you can’t control how careful they are.

Trust ECG Productions

You can always trust ECG Productions for worry-free and secure upload services. In addition to our vast menu of video production services, our staff can help ensure that your most sensitive files stay completely secure until they get to the intended recipient. This includes moving raw footage out for review, sharing dallies with key investors, or even passing along a draft of a project before its final approval. Contact us today to learn more.

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