In a survey by Biscom, 95 percent of employees polled said they were able to take from their companies data they didn’t work on themselves. This scenario occurs despite the methods companies have put into place to transfer data in and out of their companies securely.
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Most businesses already rely on file-sharing software to ensure the effective communication and transfer of confidential documents within their offices. But those businesses now rely heavily on the internet for file storage and communication, too.
And, unbeknownst to most people, much of this online data is stored by their internet service provider (ISP), thus making a company's files, passwords and communication vulnerable. Having these company files get into the wrong hands can lead to serious problems like identity theft or even fraud.
Certainly, file-sharing services come with several benefits, like the ability to transfer larger files. However, the ease with which files can be shared within the office environment leaves them vulnerable to threat.
How can you prevent your files from being transferred to unauthorized people? And, as a business owner, what can you do to make sure your business isn’t at risk of having its sensitive documents compromised? Here are four things you need to know about file-sharing in your company.