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.
“Do you know the cloud?”
In the movie Sex Tape a number of common perceptions of the cloud are expressed by Hollywood stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. We will respond to these observations and share our knowledge on the subject with a light sense of humour.