Jul 05, 2012 Consumer Cloud Risks
Whether you know it or not, your employees are probably using consumer-oriented cloud services to store work-related files. Such practices could jeopardize the safety of your proprietary or confidential information.
Dropbox has already experienced a password failure that temporarily exposed millions of user accounts, and IBM recently banned its personnel from using both Dropbox and iCloud because of security concerns.
To head off problems, your best bet is to provide a secure alternative for workers who want – and often need – easy access to their files from any number of locations or devices. This could take the form of a centrally managed hybrid cloud solution, combining in-house storage with a designated public cloud service that provides your administrators with a high degree of control over permissions.
Education can also help, as many employees may not understand the risks of using unapproved cloud services.