There was a time and place when there was no such thing as insider threats, hacks, data theft and other similar threats. Let’s go back 60 years from now. Back then, there was no concept of using a computer to get things done. Be it at the workplace or at home, when you had to create a spreadsheet at work, it would have been made manually by hand and it took much longer. In regards to databases, files and folders were stored in filing cabinets, information was organized alphabetically so that it was easier to search for a particular file. For example, if an office administrator had to search a file on an individual, he or she would have to go into the filing room (in modern day, we would have server rooms) and if there are thousands of files, it could have taken a while to retrieve the information. Today, when it comes to making things easier, we can confidently say that computers have helped us become more productive and more efficient in managing our day to day tasks. We no longer have to rely on snail-mail to send letters. What’s more, take for example images, 60 years ago, we needed to have films developed on image paper, now there’s no need. We can simply save all of our images digitally on cloud storage for free. Next, look at videos, back in the days, if you needed to make a video, you needed to have a camcorder which would require a small video cassette, then that video had to recorded onto a larger cassette so that it could be viewed on a VCR player. Today, we are beyond such primitive technology. However, as we all know, everything in this world has flaws such as in the case of the proliferation of data theft due to the increase reliance on digital files.
Let’s face it, when it comes to keeping data secure, there’s no easy way. It seems like hackers and insiders are determined to steal personal information, be it personal images, videos, documents, files, folders, excel files, word files, access files or PDF files, you name it, they are after it. To make matters worse, many users are unaware of the fact that data needs to be safeguarded against hackers, crackers and insiders. Those who are not aware of such threats are often the ones on the losing end of the bargain.
Today, there are many software programs that are designed to help people safeguard their personal data. However, most of them are not easy to use and are inflexible in terms of features and benefits. Nonetheless, Folder Protect is different, as it offers users the flexibility to protect their data how they want it. With Protect Folder, they can restrict files to be modified, they can prevent file deletion and they can lock and hide their files or folders completely. Folder Protect is a flexible data security software that caters to users with unique data security needs.