File Sharing Best Practices
Glamorous it’s not. But for a small business- or even individuals- file sharing is critically important. With tax season just around the corner, now is a good time to make sure your documents are safe.
While there are several mainstream ways to share your files such as Google Drive or Dropbox, consider other options if there’s sensitive data involved. If you’re a business that deals with sensitive data routinely, paid tools like Egnyte and Citrix ShareFile will allow you to encrypt files and offer business services like branding and advanced user controls. Individual users can encrypt their own files with free tools like VeraCrypt (available for Windows, Mac, and Linux) and send encrypted emails with Proton Mail.
Most accountants and tax professionals have their own secure portals for exchanging documents. If you’re in doubt about how your documents are being secured, don’t be shy; ask questions and make sure they’re safe.
Tips & Tools
Got a private note that you need to share in a hurry? Try the Share a Secret site.
Share a Secret lets you send private information via a secret link (one-time use) or behind a passphrase (limited-time access), with no account required.
Stat of the Week
Small businesses were 3x more likely to be targeted in phishing attacks than enterprise-size businesses. 
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