Security Checklist: 7 Protection Against Attack

Protect your system against cyber attack by using anti-virus software as well as other methods to restrict the types of files that enter your system and the locations where they come from.

Anti-virus scanning

Either use ClamAV, an open-source anti-virus product that comes with FileCloud or ICAP, a protocol that enables you to use your own anti-virus software with FileCloud.
See the section Enable Antivirus Scanning.

Allow and Disallow uploading of specific file extensions

As another method of preventing malicious content, either choose to allow or disallow specific file extensions from being uploaded to FileCloud. 
See Managing File Extensions.

Use FileCloud's heuristic engine to detect ransomware

FileCloud includes a heuristic engine that looks for files that identify their content inaccurately, a method sometimes used to perform ransomware attacks or otherwise trick users into opening files containing malicious code. 
See File Content Heuristic Engine.

Add DLP rules that control file downloads

Use FileCloud's Smart DLP to set up rules that only allow downloads by internal users or external users from specific locations.
For information about using Smart DLP, see Smart DLP.
For an example of using DLP to control downloading, see Allow downloading files from authorized partners only

Integrate with SIEM

FileCloud enables you to integrate with a third-party SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) product which analyzes information from FileCloud to find potential security threats.
See the section SIEM Integration.

Deleting the installation folder

Once you have verified your FileCloud  installation and can log in to the Admin portal, it is recommended that you delete in the installation directory. This prevents someone from potentially overwriting your site by running the installer again.

Improve cookie security

FileCloud includes several cookie settings that enable you to strengthen your security when information is sent in response to requests. 
See Improving Cookie Security.

Backing up

To protect your system against the loss of data caused by a ransomware attack, back it up regularly so you have a saved copy that you can restore if necessary.
See Backing Up and Restoring FileCloud Server.