by Annette Naif

Sharing files with my colleagues and clients has become a very important part of running my event planning business efficiently. It is extremely important to make sure that you are using the right file-sharing systems and policies so you are not at a security risk. Here are a few file sharing habits to stay away from.

imgres1. Sharing Files Via Email

Encrypt your files and use secure file sharing services rather than attaching documents. Email is not designed to be secure.

2. Using Consumer-Grade Cloud Solutions

Spend the money for a corporate account that can be regulated and monitored.

3. Peer-to-peer (P2P) File Sharing

Installing P2P software on your computer allows anyone to access your data. Be sure to set administrative privileges so that programs cannot be installed on your computer without your knowledge.

4. Using Flash Drives

Scan all devices and files with the latest anti-virus tools.  Infected files from someone’s flash drive can cause havoc on your entire computer system.

5. Lack of Visibility

Make sure all employees know what your file sharing policies are.

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About Forté Events:

Forté Events is a strategic event design and production firm specializing incorporatenon-profit, and social events worldwide.  Based in Colorado Springs, CO, and New York City this company produce events worldwide from Fortune 500 clients to families and charities. Forté Events specializes in helping clients attain their goals, realize return on investment, and achieve the most unique, creative experiences.

About Annette Naif:

Since 1986 Annette Naif has been designing and producing custom events.  Helping clients create their unique signature style that translates into a memorable experience has been Annette’s passion from the beginning.  Annette spent a number of years producing events for Sebastian International followed by 15 years in the motion picture industry where she helped coordinate numerous productions for film and episodic television programs. Since then she’s been running her own event design company, coaching other event planners and now leads the New York City branch of Forté Events.

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