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Serving Up DRM with a Side of Usability

One of the biggest complaints we hear around digital rights management (DRM) is how complex it makes even the most basic of actions. While its intentions are pure – securing confidential data – it’s often considered too unwieldy to use in day-to-day activities.

5 Key Differences between Accellion and Box

Security questions stemming from Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations are continuing to concern IT leaders, who are now looking at just how much control they have over data housed in public cloud solutions. This is causing them to look more seriously at private cloud solutions for mobile file sharing, which were built for enterprises looking to have control over their sensitive business data. 

Mobilizing Your Road Warriors

When traveling for work – whether to a sales meeting two hours away or a product development meeting across the country – your employees aren’t just thinking about work, they are actually being productive. At least that’s what every organization hopes is happening.  

A survey conducted by HP of European business travelers revealed some interesting findings:

Mobile Adoption Increases Email Usage, Putting Data Security and Governance at Risk

When enterprises go mobile, email usage increases.

That’s just one finding in a new survey by Solar Winds about email usage and management in mid-size and large enterprises in the U.S. and Canada.

Too Many Employees Ignore BYOD Security

Considering the risks that BYOD mobile activity can pose to enterprises, CIOs have a right to be dismayed by two recent surveys showing just how little some employees care about protecting data on mobile devices.

A recent survey by Centrify found that:

Enterprises are Falling Behind on BYOD Security

New data breaches make headlines every week, and most IT departments are concerned, if not outright alarmed, about the security risks of BYOD. They cite data loss, illicit data access, and malware as top security concerns for their network and mobile users.

So how are enterprises doing when it comes to implementing security measures guarding against data breaches and malware infections resulting from BYOD? Not very well, according to recent surveys.

Researchers Find Security Flaw in Public Cloud File Sharing

Many public-cloud storage providers promise high levels of security for their clients’ data. However even those storage providers that claim that clients’ data is always encrypted may be susceptible to a design flaw that enables service provider employees to gain illicit access to that data, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Deploy Your Own Enterprise Dropbox Alternative

If I had a dollar for every CIO who has told me a Dropbox or Box security horror story, I’d be well on my way to retirement. Consumer-based file sharing solutions continue to plague organizations, popping up throughout departments without IT’s sign off. Even those high up on the corporate ladder are guilty as charged, with a survey by SafeNet Labs finding that 40 percent of executives use Dropbox to store and share documents fully knowing it’s against company policy.

The Snowden Effect – NSA PRISM Negatively Impacts Public Cloud Providers

Global IT leaders are increasingly concerned about where and how their data is stored, and the cloud services they’re implementing, according to a new survey from NTT Communications.

More Evidence that Enterprises Prefer Private Cloud File Sharing

Recent security questions that have been raised around Box and Dropbox’s ‘enterprise’ or ‘business’ solutions have made many organizations stop and question how exactly they’re sharing their sensitive data. 


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