Secure Content Transfer: Top 4 Best Tools

Secure Transfer Content is More Important Than Ever. By the time you read this post, hackers will have launched more than two-dozen cyber attacks across the globe.

According to CyberCrime Magazine, world-wide e-criminals breach sensitive data every eleven seconds. Online data is more vulnerable than ever. It’s imperative to use secure transfer services to keep your information safe.

SECURE CONTENT TRANSFER SERVICES

The most secure services will have a three-pronged approach:

  • Encrypting the data while it is traveling from Point A to Point B
  • Encrypting the information when the transfer is complete
  • Requiring authentication from the sender and recipient to access the data

It’s easy to verify all these steps occur in the secure transfer service you select.

SOME SAFE DATA TRANSFER OPTIONS

You don’t have to be a techno-wizard to keep your content safe. Some of the best secure transfer services are extremely user-friendly and affordable.

Google Drive

Google Drive is fast becoming the most popular storage service around. With more than a billion users and over 2 trillion files saved, it needs to be secure.

Google uses the strong 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption on all its Google Drive servers. When the data is in transit between users and Google Drive servers, Google uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to protect content and prevent interception.

Secure Content Transfer

BOX

Box adheres to the highest industry standards for security so you can share, access, and manage your content with confidence. The company says it stores data on enterprise-grade servers that undergo regular audits and have 24/7 monitoring. Just like Google Drive, all files uploaded to Box get encrypted using 256-bit AES. And Box uses TLS encryption for files in transit. 

WeTransfer

WeTransfer bills itself as media sharing “at its simplest.” All you do is type in your email address and the recipient’s email address, add a message, attach the file, and send. The recipient gets an email with a link to download the file, and that’s it.

Tresorit

Tresorit encrypts every file and relevant file metadata on your devices with unique, randomly-generated keys. Accessing files is only possible with a user’s unique decryption key. The company says they handle data under Swiss privacy laws. These provide more substantial protection than similar laws in the United States or the European Union. 

SECURE DATA TRANSFER: WHAT NOT TO USE 

Email doesn’t meet ANY of those standards. Although email security has improved since its inception, (passwords are now encrypted), it is far from being a completely secure content transfer service.

Why?

Email does not simply go from the sender to the recipient instantaneously. In fact, most emails travel across multiple networks and servers before arriving in their intended audience’s inbox. These pauses have the potential to expose emails to cyber crooks. Additionally, because email messages generally aren’t encrypted, hackers who manage to break into a network or server can easily read those emails, as well as any accompanying attachments. Even if hackers don’t directly target or obtain email messages, they can go after the password needed to enter an email account since many providers don’t require two-factor authentication. 

KEEPING DATA & FOOTAGE SECURE BEFORE IT’S READY FOR THE PUBLIC

The best part of these secure transfer services is the assurance that your video footage, which isn’t ready for distribution yet, gets protected. Through the use of services like these, you can pass along video footage for review without having to worry about a leak to the public. It keeps your content safe until it’s complete and you’re ready for the world to see it. 

TRUST ECG PRODUCTIONS

You can always trust ECG Productions for worry-free and secure transfer services. In addition to our vast menu of video production services, our staff can help ensure that your most sensitive files stay protected until they get to the intended recipient. This includes moving raw footage out for review, sharing dailies 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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