Moving Your Files In A Secure Manner

If you are like most people these days that use computers then there is a good chance that you have a lot of files that you have to deal with. In the past people did not make as many files as they do now because they did not have the space to deal with them. That is not the case any more and now you have more space than ever. Even up to five years ago most people would have a computer that had up to 50 GB of space. Now the average computer comes with up to 500 GB of space. And there is a good reason for that. Not only are there more files on your computer but there are also bigger files on your computer as well.

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But there are different reasons why people create files on their computer no matter what size they are. Some people make files on their computer because they are creative and they just want to have something to show off. Other people make a lot of files on their computer because they want to be able to consume a lot of different types of media. This means that they will put in files such as movies and music. But it is the last group of people that we are really worried about. It is these people who make money with the files on their computer. The computers that they have are important to their business and the files that are on the computer are even more important. And there are going to be times when these files need to be transported onto a different computer. So how can you do that in a safe and efficient manner? That is what we are going to talk about in the rest of the article.

How you are going to move files back and forth in safe manner depends on what kind of device you are going to be using to do this. If you are going to be moving your files to a device that is on the other side of the world you are going to want to go with some sort of encrypted connection. You can easily just put your files on a normal server with a FTP program but that is not going to allow you to be safe. No, instead you should look into a cloud based service that will make sure that the server that you are using to store the files until they can be transferred somewhere else is encrypted. And not only that, but you want to make sure that the transfer process uses some sort of HTTPS encryption during the transfer as well. This way you know that your files will be safe while they are being stored and also while they are in the middle of transport as well.

When you are talking about files that are going to be transferred by you by hand then you are still going to be looking for some sort encryption that you can use. But instead of the encryption being used on the server it will be used on the portable hard drive or the USB flash drive that you will be using. There are programs such as TrueCrypt that will allow you to do this safely. This means that you will be able to keep any files safe on the device even if you were somehow to lose it while you were walking around with it.

When it comes to the files that you need to make money with, you have to make sure that you keep them safe. That means that you have to back them up and that means you have to use some sort of encryption when you are transporting them.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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