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The Dangers of Dropbox

The Dangers of Dropbox & other file sync apps

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When employees work from home, they need access to important company files.  It’s easy to look at consumer-grade, cloud file sharing solutions like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive.  But 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.  Furthermore, over 7 MILLION Dropbox accounts have been hacked, giving cybercriminals a path into the company’s network. 

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 are a clear and direct violation of data breach and compliance laws.  DON’T USE THEM FOR COMPANY DATA and use only company-approved, business-grade file-sharing applications. 

Now that you know the dangers of dropbox, you can take the necessary precautions while working from home.

Want more tips for setting up safe Work From Home networks? Check out our free report. Or book a free 15 minute work from home security consultation. 

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