It is safe to say that every company wants to have their data protected. It seems very simple, but encrypting important files has become a major point of discussion in the last few months. Official security authorities feel that encrypting data gives criminals the possibility to conceal their illegal activities.
Many people have already beaten you to this. Digital nomading is a growing phenomenon in the business world. The exact amount of people that work with this new method is not yet established, but it is a growing number. Enjoying a nice sunset while finishing off a business deal is the newest development in online business and negotiations.
People use Dropbox because it is easy-to-use and of course because it is useful. Companies have a hard time avoiding Dropbox use in the workplace because they struggle to propose an alternative that offers the same functionalities, while solving security issues known to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and similar consumer applications.
As previously discussed, Dropbox is a very easy-to-use and useful consumer application. In the workplace however, it exposes companies to increased risks of data theft, data loss, corrupted data, compliance violations, accountability issues, sharing of sensitive information and possible government access. It is for these reasons that Dropbox is in fact the number 1 most blacklisted application by corporate security policies. Read more
“What makes it unsafe for my organization? And how can we avoid the use of these consumer applications?” In this blog series we’ll tell you all about it.”
Dropbox is recognized as the company that has introduced file sharing and cloud to the public, by proposing a solution that is simple to use, and free. In May last year, the service had 300 million users and is still one of the fastest growing in the world. Business owners and IT administrators are forced to address the subject. Understanding the risks is important, but to solve the problem we need to understand why employees use the solution in the first place.