Posted by Tony Abou-Assaleh on June 10th, 2015

Governments at all levels are looking to increase security measures after suspected Chinese hackers broke into the United States government’s human resources network.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says hackers accessed information about four million current and former federal employees in early June.

A Financial Times article indicates hackers aim to build a database of U.S. government employees. The next step is identifying workers who have high security clearance and blackmailing them.

The Chinese government has denied sponsoring the hack.

Regardless of who’s responsible, even the U.S. government isn’t immune to hacks.

Use Zero-Knowledge Encryption

Many government bodies rely on third-party secure file sharing software to guard confidential information. Depending on the provider, your organization can benefit from many advanced protection measures.

But standard features often aren’t enough. It’s important to find a platform that uses zero-knowledge encryption.

Zero-knowledge cryptography involves implementing additional encryption. By doing so, even the file sharing platform cannot penetrate transmitted documents. The file sharing platform then adds another layer of protection, using its own encryption key.

What’s the clear benefit of zero-knowledge encryption?

Your organization has full control of the encryption keys, meaning hackers won’t be able to infiltrate your files and messages if the file sharing service is compromised.

Documents can only be viewed by the sender and intended recipients. Full confidentiality is maintained.

With this innovation in cryptography, file sharing for government bodies and other professionals has never been more secure.

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