Are You The Weakest Link?

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 21, 2013 2:54:00 PM / by Shinydocs

weaklinkYour IT department is only trying to save you from yourself. They know that in any organization, security is only as good as it's weakest link. It turns out you are the biggest single threat to your organization's intellectual assets. You're not doing anything purposefully malicious. You're just trying to get work done.

Don't worry, you're not alone. People still send sensitive data via email. Data that is subject to NSA snooping, the Patriot Act’s expanded search and seizure powers and malicious hacking. And it’s still the solution that everyone relies on.

Enterprise workers have started using cloud-based repositories, lured by their ease of use and freemium model - even though most realize they're breaking corporate policy. In fact, according to a recent study that polled over 4,000 companies, Dropbox is still the most frequently blacklisted app.

Organizations with sensitive information view this application and similar solutions like Google Drive and SkyDrive, as a liability. They’re ideal for personal use, as a handy tool to share music, photos and videos, but they're a distinct threat when it comes to proprietary corporate information.

According to the Lieberman Software Cloud Security Survey, 88% of IT professionals worry about their data in the Cloud and believe it could be lost, corrupted or accessed by unauthorized individuals.

But you don’t even need to go as far as the cloud. Dropbox, for example, caches your files locally. If you lose your laptop, all your Dropbox data is compromised. Even working in large enterprise solutions such as SharePoint requires users to check out documents for editing, where it ends up exposed for all to see.

Shinydocs is the only solution that has AES-256 encryption embedded end-to-end. Your data is protected at all stages of the workflow. Not just in the cloud but on your desktop as well. In Shinydocs everything is encrypted until you need to edit it. Facilitate collaboration while keeping your intellectual assets safe. Say goodbye to being the weakest link.

Topics: Security


Written by Shinydocs

Shinydocs Corporation builds enterprise-class business solutions that allow users to work the way they want. Shinydrive turns any ECM into a drive on your desktop. Organizations can increase adoption, ensure information governance rules and maintain corporate security policies without having to resort to user training.

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