Is Dropbox File Sharing Safe for Your Business?

Is Dropbox File Sharing Safe for Your Business?

The work-from-home culture is likely here to stay and with that, businesses need a way for their team to share documents, files, and images. It may seem like an easy, affordable solution to choose a consumer-grade, cloud file sharing solutions such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive.

These file sharing applications may not be safe or legal for your business to use. These applications pose a huge threat to your company because tracking what information is shared with whom is difficult, if not impossible. Without a MSP to monitor the files during critical updates, you could potentially be exposing your data to an internal or external breach.

Dropbox experienced a data breach last year and a user who manages business level accounts reported a security issue that gave users access to private folders that they should not have been able to access. Visit dropbox help forum to read more about this “serious security issue.”

For any business that handles medical or financial information, using file-sharing applications such as these are a clear and direct violation of data breach and compliance laws. DON’T USE THEM FOR COMPANY DATA. Instead, use only company-approved, business-grade file-sharing applications.

CTG can help you choose the right file sharing solution for your business to help keep your data safe and your business compliant. Call us at 330-655-8448 Option 2 to speak to a sales professional. Or visit our blog for more cybersecurity tips!