Bad News About File Sharing Apps

Sensitive enterprise data may be leaving the safety of our corporate networks at a much faster clip than we believed – with web based file sharing services a major contributor to data flight.

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A survey finds enterprises struggling to stop data leaks in the form of employee file sharing.

That’s the conclusion of a survey by the firm Elastica, which analyzed 100 million files shared on leading public cloud applications. According to the research, employees each stored an average of 2,037 files in the cloud. More concerning: fully 20 percent of the files that were “broadly shared” via file sharing services contained regulated data of one sort or another. The company put together a nice little infographic that highlights some of the larger findings. You can view it here.

Read more via The Bad News About File Sharing Apps | Digital Guardian.

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