Files uploaded and downloaded using FTP are not encrypted. This means that files sent using FTP can be easily intercepted and read by someone with malicious intent. This includes the password you use to connect to the FTP server. SFTP is a secure alternative to FTP. The instructions below explain how to use FileZilla, the CCIT recommended SFTP client.
Columbia University's Secure Wireless adds increased security for data and email and is the preferred wireless network for all Morningside and Manhattanville students, faculty and staff. It provides encryption for all online interactions that are not otherwise encrypted.