Secure FileShare Access

Security Concerns and Benefits of Cloud File Sharing

Cloud computing has changed the way that businesses are using computers.. The cloud is ideal because it allows us to use our resources optimally while providing access to files from any location and any device. Unfortunately, many companies have not gotten on board using the cloud because of concerns over file sharing security. We want to discuss common file sharing security concerns in the cloud and how MyWorkDrive reduces risks of common cloud file sharing concerns:

File Sharing Security Concerns

The most common file sharing concern is security. When you see high profile companies and celebrities’ phones and computers hacked, you know the concern is real. Criminals and hackers have been able to infiltrate and steal sensitive and private information that can damage a company’s reputation and destroy the identities of those affected. There is always a concern that your confidential information will be stolen if it is stored in the cloud, which is why MyWorkDrive has been created. MyWorkDrive lets you connect your Windows File Server to the cloud so you have access to your files from anywhere, but they are not physically stored in the cloud.

File Sharing Security Measures

When choosing a file sharing service, you must find one that can keep files and data secure from prying eyes. Providers like MyWorkDrive take the necessary measures to keep your files safe and make it a top priority along with providing quality service. They provide end-to-end encryption with their extra security proxy layer. This ensures that your data will be shielded from hackers and only authorized data will be accessible. MyWorkDrive leaves all the data on a company’s servers intact and does not require that you upload your files. Instead, all of your data is stored on your own servers and we provide a secure portal for existing users to connect.

Benefits of Cloud File Sharing

Employee productivity increases with file sharing due to anywhere, anytime access to information and shared files immediately from any mobile device. Teamwork is also improved because access to data, sharing, revising, and editing can take place in real time, leading to improved collaboration. You can reduce the amount of time wasted trying to coordinate schedules for in-person meetings among employees when everyone has access to the same files from any location.

Contact us if you have any questions about file sharing security or you are ready to learn more about the MyWorkDrive solution to anywhere, anytime file access and one of our experts will be happy to assist you!

Hackers

5 Signs You’re the Victim of Hackers and What to Do About It

Has your privacy ever been invaded and shortly after, you have trouble trusting that it won’t happen again? If it hasn’t happened to you, you’re one of the lucky ones.

Unfortunately there are vicious hackers out there in the IT world, as we’ve seen recently with what could potentially be one of the largest breaches of data to the United States—affecting more than 4 million federal employees.

To make sure that this doesn’t happen to your information—keep an eye out for these signs of hacking:

1. Antivirus Messages We Would Like to Believe are Real

It’s commonplace to see those pesky anti-virus messages pop up on the computer screen. In fact, it seems almost inevitable and it usually happens when you’re doing something important. Unfortunately once you see the message, it may be too late even if you try your hardest to click the cancel button as soon as you see it.

2. Popups That You Can’t Escape

If you’re seeing frequent pop ups, it is a sure sign that you’ve been hacked. Not only are they annoying, but they can simultaneously hinder your system.

3. It May Not Be That You Changed Your Password and Forgot It This Time

If your password suddenly changes, and you know for a fact that you remember it, it’s a sign that you’ve been hacked. Whatever service the password was used for is now in the hands of the hacker—pretending to be you.

4. Is That You Moving the Mouse?

If your mouse suddenly starts making selections and choosing incorrect choices, a hacker is involved. It may happen after-hours, when the desktop has been out of use for a while, giving the hacker the ability to break into bank accounts or steal information.

5. Software Appears That You Didn’t Install

Worms will try and disguise themselves as real programs and install themselves on your computer. Sometimes programs will install themselves from another program that you installed after reading the legal agreement.

What Can You do to Protect Yourself from Hackers?

  • When logging into Wi-Fi in a public place, you are making yourself vulnerable to hackers. Also, be cautious of the websites you visit while logged into the public network.
  • Look for unwanted programs and toolbars that you didn’t install on your computer and delete them as soon as possible.
  • Run an antivirus scan on your computer if you feel like something just isn’t right.
  • Make your passwords complex and change them often. Making them complex involves using symbols, a mixture of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
  • Never click on links in e-mails that you don’t recognize and don’t download from a website that you are unfamiliar with.

It’s important to be aware of your surroundings while surfing the web at all times. Explore preventative options, like switching to a cloud-based data center, before a hacker has the chance to access your information.