Video: Why You May Need a Secure File Transfer
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There's a great article in the Wall Street Journal about whether companies should allow employees to use consumer file sharing services like Dropbox. Two analysts - Ted Schadler from Forrester Research and Larry Ponemon from the Ponemon Institute share their somewhat opposing views on this. The bottom line, however, is that employees are sharing more information with their colleagues, clients, customers, and other third parties (files, documents, information) to get their jobs done, and that need is only increasing over time. So, either give them the tools to let them share securely or run the risk of your data escaping into the wild, because if you don't they'll find another way to share that information and it most likely will not be secure.
Hackers are targeting smaller businesses, according to the June 2012 edition of Symantec Intelligence Report. “More than 36% of all targeted attacks are aimed at small companies, compared to 18% at the end of 2011.” The report says the reason behind it is “based on a perception that smaller businesses may be an easier point of entry. Without a full IT staff to look after attacks, smaller businesses could be seen as a weaker link in the supply chain.” The report also shows that companies in the defense industry are the top targets of specialized attacks, with an average of 7.3 attacks per day.
Just over a year ago, Dropbox had a major security breach, which caused a pretty big stir. This past Monday, Dropbox came under fire again with users complaining about a flood of spam messges in their email inbox.
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