Data transfer plays an important role in the Internet age, and it is indispensable for all business. Here we will discuss 5 common misconceptions to help you build a correct protective conception about data transfer. Then you can effectively protect data from the increasing cybercrimes.
It’s said that every employee sends/receives 10 email attachments per workday, and about 5000 email attachments per year. A great amount of important data is frequently transferred between business and business, business and costumers and etc.
However, many misconceptions about data transfer still remain and can leave your business in danger. Thus look at following 5 misconceptions that you might have and should correct them. Then you can ensure the safety of data transfer in your business.
1.The company won’t transfer sensitive big data.
In this age of big data, almost all businesses are facing this big challenge. Do not hold the thought that “It won’t influence my company at all” or “Problems will never happen to me”. You might not transfer sensitive data, but probably your business will do. Actually, the data transferred between enterprise software often contains sensitive information and is in jeopardy. Thus you should search more flexible data transfer solutions other than middleware only.
2.Employees will only rely on email to transfer data.
Even if the company stipulates that employees have to use working account to do their job, some of them will ignore it and take the easiest way. For example, when having to transfer some important data after normal closing, they probably choose to utilize their personal email account. In this time, you don’t even know if he has taken any security measures to protect data transfer. What’s worse is that if he resorts to evil merchants to do a pst repair, your important data might be obtained by bad guys.
3.Employees will follow company’s file transfer policy.
According to some researches, most organizations have file transfer policy. But they don’t pay much attention and strictly enforce it. Thus the employees may even have no idea about data transfer policy. There is an old saying, “trust, but verify”. It can also apply in this situation. If you cannot even verify the behavior of employees, data transfer security is empty talk.
4.File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and encrypted email are perfect enough.
People always have fluky thoughts like “I’m safe because bad things haven’t happened yet.”, “So there’s no need to make any changes and the original FTP and encrypted email are already perfect”. It’s totally wrong. FTP solution has been proved to be less effective and safe then other technology solutions on the market. As for encrypted email, although it has a better security, other limitation like file size, is a big problem for big data transfer.
5.Data transfer is only about moving data from point A to point B.
This is a common misconception. If you think that as long as the data gets transferred from point A to point B, then the work is done well, you are totally wrong.
Without visibility or access control methods, safeguarding data in transit is nearly impossible. After all, if the data is intercepted on the way, it is almost useless to send it to the destination.
Allissa Shen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including corrupt SQL Server and word recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com