Any sensitive information that is being over the web needs to be secured before and while it is still being moved to ensure that it never gets intercepted by hackers. The wrong parties will usually stage a man in the middle attack on the data transfer and the process, get to trick both the parties that are taking part in the communication that they are the real identities and in the process, steal the information that each of the parties is trying to pass to the other.
A man in the middle attack is often destructive and their expensive nature means that the users of the information will not be confident enough whenever they are taking part in the conversation which is the reason it is important that all data transfers on the web begin with an establishment of a secure connection.
By first setting up a secure connection, the encrypted channel will act as a secure means through which the data transfer can take place, and as long as this connection does not get cut off or interrupted in any means, the rest of the file transfer will not get sniffed by other third parties and all the information will pass on from the sender to the receiver without anyone knowing what has taken place.
The reason the communication channel has to be first secured is to ensure that there are no parties in the middle of middlemen that are listening to the communication that is taking place. It is also used to establish a connection that is powerful and stable enough to take on the data transfer over the network and ensure that all the information being moved from the sender to the receiver arrives in the format that it was designed to be transferred and none of the pieces are missing from the final file that arrives at the destination.
The other ways of securing the data transfer on the web involve making use of a secured transmission protocol such as HTTPS to move the file and in other scenarios, the data transfer can make use of the FTP protocol to ensure that the file does not get tampered with while it is being moved from one end of the web to the other.
The use of the secured communication protocol will also prompt the network into allocating more resources and bandwidth to the session and in this way, the information will move along faster and arrive at the destination without getting intercepted and none of the middlemen will detect the file transfer.
The use of the secure protocols also encourages the data transfer to make use of channels that are more efficient and secure on the internet which then makes it possible for the parties involved to share the data without losing even a single bit of the information that is being sent from the sender to the receiver. This way, the data moves securely and successfully over the secure connection and no information is lost in the process.