How would you feel if a competitor picked up your product specs? An investor got a copy of your quarterly financials before earnings? An employee’s personnel file ended up with the press? Not great? Yet employees within your organization may be unknowingly gambling with the security of corporate data every time they use unsanctioned public cloud file sharing and storage services.
From my perspective, the public cloud is not the problem but rather the unsupervised use of the public cloud by employees that make the public cloud problematic for storing and sharing files.
Your mother doesn’t work here…
Every IT team knows that busy employees don’t always clean up after themselves. As employees juggle a lot of concurrent projects they certainly don’t always go back and clean up the data they have created and stored in various storage solutions. This isn’t a new behavior trait.
Read the rest of my thoughts here on my Computerworld blog.
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