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Malware and viruses can be embedded in documents that agency employees exchange daily, such as PDF and Word files.
it’s malicious until proven otherwise. At OPSWAT, we recommend sanitizing files by breaking them down and rebuilding them from the ground up, leaving nothing behind that could potentially be used for malicious purposes. For example, a PDF file of a résumé doesn’t need to have active Java content. Instead, agencies should filter that out before allowing the human
resources team to review the résumé. OPSWAT applies deep data sanitation,
or content disarm and reconstruction (CDR), to decompose files into their discrete components for analysis to ensure their integrity and supports over 100 file types. Additionally, our proactive DLP CDR can scan for sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information.
Our motto has always been trust no file, trust no device. By assuming that a user, device or file is not safe until proven otherwise, agencies can reduce the risk of cyberthreats and prevent the loss of valuable data.
Michael Hylton is senior director of government sales at OPSWAT.
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