About large file transfers
Your staff create large files in their daily work using powerful office tools and it is inside these power-points, spreadsheets, excel charts, data bases, cad files, pdfs and so on that they capture some of the most important and confidential aspects of your business. These files are quite large and with new technologies are getting larger; your staff want to use these files in many different locations and on many devices and the people with whom they share ideas are often outside your organization and the fact is the power of these ideas is most valuable when shared; and it is here you hit a serious problem.
The tool we would most likely select to share our ideas is e-mail, and e-mail simply does not handle large files well and is not secure especially beyond the boundary of your firewall. You have most likely by necessity set limits on the size of files that can be attached to e-mail and on the absolute size of e-mail storage for each member of your staff; when either of these limits are hit individuals are forced to make a choice about how to share the ideas they have been working on with others.
And here lies the problem; those choices include some safe, complex and expensive tools such as SMIME, or some less safe home built solutions such as in house ftp servers however increasingly staff are finding consumer grade e-mail and cloud services such as drop-box and g-mail the fastest ways to share what they want when they want. There are many choices that are made, some if not all of these can be found in most work places and these choices create significant risks to your organization. We will show that by removing the flaws in e-mail you dramatically reduce your risk and so remove the associated problems.
File transfer methods
Their pros and cons:
Send large files with Cryptshare:
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Advantages of file transfer with Cryptshare
- Encryption of e-mail
- No size limit for transfer of files
- Documentation of all activity for compliance
- No user accounts needed
- No exchange of certificates needed
- No software installation needed
- All stored files encrypted
- Encrypted transfer of files
- LDAP Integration
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About "Large file transfer"
The NSA and other government funded authorities have been discussing how they can work with the encrypted data of private persons and companies. Leaks and spying scandals have increased the awareness for the need to encrypt data and with it greater efforts to secure communications have been made. This in turn makes law enforcement more difficult when it comes to accessing digital data and communications. However the NSA argues that to prevent threats to the nation they need access to all communications. NSA-Director Michael Rogers proposes the solution is to create a master digital key with several different pieces creating "front door“ access to all digital devices for the authorities.
The US cloud provider Dropbox has expanded its range of APIs to make it easier for business customers to put files into the Dropbox cloud storage and manage access to the files located there. But is the cloud really the right choice for your business?
The German daily newspaper "Die Welt" recently reported in an article on findings taken from the Cyber Security Study that the Allensbach Institute has carried out on behalf of the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems. The study shows a high degree of scepticism among executives about using US IT companies and providers of cloud services.
People and companies who want to exchange data usually are confronted with two basic problems. A: Using a proper email encryption system can be very complicated. B: Sending large files via email is often limited by the provider, software or encryption system. The alternative is to use a USB stick. But this isn’t without risk as recent developments show.