Cyber Security Tip: The dangers of Dropbox and other file sync apps

If you’re using a personal Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other consumer-grade file sync and sharing cloud applications, listen up! These applications pose a huge threat to your company because company data can be spread far and wide without central oversight of what information is being shared with whom.

This is even more important if your company has access to and/or stores financial, medical or other sensitive data. Using personal (not company-approved) file-sharing applications like these are a clear and direct violation of data breach and compliance laws. Bottom line: don’t use them for company data and use only company-approved, business-grade file-sharing applications.

One last note here. Ask around. Make sure the rest of your company isn’t using this type of storage as well.

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Matt Belyus
Chief Technology Officer
Valet Technologies LLC
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(803) 888-2905