File sync-and-share apps have become increasingly popular with enterprises, both small and large.
In some organizations, the ability to share and edit electronic documents is essential to their operations. Used properly, file sharing can enhance productivity, creativity, and collaboration. Used improperly, it can cause data security nightmares.
Hackers and other cyber crooks are always looking for the weak spot in any network security system. They're constantly probing and testing firewalls and antivirus software, or going on “phishing” expeditions looking for victims. But, sometimes, they get lucky and an unsecured document or email just drops into their laps.
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A mistake in peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing can result in anything from a slight inconvenience to a major security breach. As a member of Meridian’s VCIO Team, I consider secure file sharing to be a top priority. In this post, I'll explain why it should be one of your top priorities, too.
Read on to learn more about:
- Key points that should be included in your policy for secure file sharing
- Risks associated with unsecured file sharing
- Advantages of secure file sharing practices
- Guidelines to help determine who should be responsible for preventing unsecured file sharing in your organization