Going to see the movie? Read all of the books?
Yes, the “50 Shades of Grey” novel series and movies can be called many things; sexy, interesting and entertaining.
Do you feel the same way about your data and file security for your business?
Look, when it comes to data security and file security, nothing is more important to your business. And that is the most important thing to us.
Add in the fact that most data security file sharing using some form via email or ftp or a service, and you have a lot in your (red) room.
Let us check out how to secure your business files and data, while also having some fun with the movie. Remember, while these quotes and examples have some humor in them, a data infiltration can cost potentially millions to you and your business.
“What’s wrong? What did that creepy good-looking bastard do?”
Rule number one of security is that there is no full-proof, “100% A-OK” method of securing everything. Rule number two is that 9 times out of 10, you will not see the security breech coming.
Hackers hack. You don’t know the hack until it is done. But by then, you have data available to eyes that should not have it, you have confidential information and details floating, and so much more.
THEN most people start securing their data.
Instead of asking what the creepy thief did, let’s instead ask what we can do…
Let’s start with some password security – it is the doorway to all of your sensitive data, right?
What type of password policy do you use? What restrictions and allowances do you and your employees use? Do you have quarterly or even monthly discussions about compliance and regulation issues for your business? Is your password policy and security policy updated and discussed often?
Or, maybe you don’t even have one?
Get started with our discussion on passwords and business password security.
Another step is to stop sharing data the traditional ways. FTP file sharing and email data collaboration just do not work. Not only are they antiquated, but they offer multiple hurdles in security and implementation that you can avoid.
“I’m all deer/headlights, moth/flame, bird/snake…”
We, at PerfectShare, know that feeling. People start talking security and it seems more like technical nonsense and issues left and right until it becomes so much that you are left staring and drooling…
…there is hope.
The best piece of advice we can give is to break down every segment of your business process when it comes to file sharing and data security. Then, walk through security issues and how to solve them. If those processes are multi-actions or diverse, break them down even more.
Don’t believe me?
Look at an example…
Share the data, love the data
We are going to assume that you using an external firm to handle some data needs for your business. You are looking to build some metrics for marketing and usage reasons with your current customer pool.
Before you start, you know there are issues:
- Data compliance needs
- Confidential information
Just the act of sharing the data is at question, as the versions that are used need to be in single forms. Plus, you also need to have one central point of data storage during the process.
You need that external company to have employees sign an NDA. And, you need secure logins for each user. You need to have some auditing process for those logins and data uses. You need a notification system beyond simple sending texts or notes via email. And you even need an activity trail to track any future problems that could arise.
So, you can see, that limited list of two issues above, turns into 10 or so issues that you need. FTP file sharing cannot do these things. Email file sharing cannot handle them either.
“Boy, she looks good in a harness.”
Your piece of mind comes with having real secure solutions. Business data security cannot get by with expectations alone. You can also not get by with a worry of possible hacks, employee errors and more plaguing you.
Much like Christian Grey in the movie, you will be not only relieved, but excepted, to have your data locked up and bound as needed.
If you are ready to make this happen today, you can by signing up for a free account from PerfectShare. And, we’ll give you 14 free days at a “PRO” level. You can try out our method of secure file sharing and data collaboration.
And, if you are as happy as we think you will be, you won’t ever have to worry about getting a spank from anyone again (unless you ask).