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If you’re using 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. Further, over 7 MILLION Dropbox accounts have been hacked, giving cyber-criminals a path into the company’s data. The fact is that company data should only be shared on company-approved applications. Your business should perform its due diligence to ensure that any cloud file sharing app is compliant and meets the security standards for your business.

This is even MORE important if your company has access to and/or stores financial, medical or other sensitive data. Using file-sharing applications like these at your own discretion 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 when you must share files.

Want secure cloud file-sharing for your business? Contact 914-934-9775 and ask our representative how PCI can assist your business in finding compliant, safe cloud file-sharing applications.