Everyone values efficiency and simplicity, which is why thousands of technology startups and established companies have been “disrupting” the old way of doing business with new solutions for long-standing challenges.
File upload is one of those can’t-live-with-it, can’t-live-without-it items that makes information security so fraught with difficulty. On the one hand, it automates parts of doing business – especially B2C business – that would typically require a person to make a phone call, send an email, or even dust off their fax machine.
In the world of private encryption, there are few words more apocalyptic than “I gave away my private key.” It is rule number one of PGP security – never reveal your private key to anyone else.
Bad news for cloud proponents! The security firm Skyhigh Networks reports that 7% of Amazon S3 buckets are set to unrestricted public access, meaning that anyone with a link to the server can read it.
Has your attack surface increased as you've moved more workloads to the cloud? While moving to the cloud can be a great idea, it can also be a security headache for IT departments who have not increased their security staff to keep up with the demand. All it takes is one data breach to put your organization at risk and endanger the value that moving to cloud brings.
You are probably using a hybrid cloud. Even for the smallest companies, the litmus test is pretty simple: do you keep some data on a shared drive that's exclusive to your company, and other data on an online cloud storage platform like Dropbox? If so, then congratulations, you're a hybrid cloud user.