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‘iCloud and Dropbox pose a major threat to enterprise security’

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cebuanas asian dating In the wake of an alleged iCloud hack that has leaked hundreds of nude celebrity photos, James Bindseil, CEO of security and file sharing specialist Globalscape, says consumer file sharing solutions pose a major threat to enterprise security.

man söker par i Gästrikland The IT security industry has seen dramatic growth in recent years. As businesses move technologies into the cloud and adapt to an increasingly mobile workforce, IT threats have naturally grown. For enterprise IT leaders, security can no longer just be an afterthought. The cost of neglecting security is a constant reminder, as we continue to see high-profile data breaches regularly.

datingsite recensie Much attention has been given to cybercriminals who wish to gain access to corporate data. However, according to the Ponemon Institute, more than a third of all data breaches are caused internally, and they are frequently the result of employees mishandling sensitive data. Worryingly, according to an Ernst & Young survey, only 17 percent of employees believe that their security practices meet the business needs of the company.

The growth of the mobile workforce, coupled with the lack of approved, user-friendly file sharing tools, has led employees to use risky means to easily distribute files. The use of public cloud consumer sharing solutions is common and easy but can be insecure and often a nightmare to an internal IT team. When files leave the safety of business’ managed infrastructure, they are very difficult to track, and if that data lands in the wrong hands, it can result in a data breach.

annunci donne mature Dangerous file sharing habits threaten enterprise security

With so many data breaches being caused internally, and often by dangerous file sharing, it is likely that you may have also fallen into one of these traps: sending emails across unsecured networks, using unencrypted mobile devices, and/or using public cloud platforms to share corporate data.

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Microsoft extends some XP security support

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Operating system still set for April axe but vendor extends some support programmes

Microsoft is planning on extending some security support for Windows XP past the widely publicised end-of-support date in April.

Thirteen-year-old Windows XP was always planned to be axed this April, and last year Microsoft, channel firms and migration specialists began to speak up about the benefits of migrating, a process which can take more than year.

After the cut-off date of 8 April, Microsoft will cease support for the OS which the software giant claims could leave users and businesses continuing to use it open to a range of security risks.

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Lost phone? Google’s got an app for that, coming this month

Free location and remote wipe service for Android devices

Google has announced that it will begin offering a free device location and security service for Android phones and tablets for the first time later this month, addressing a longstanding omission in Mountain View’s mobile OS.

According to a blog post by Android product manager Benjamin Poiesz on Friday, the forthcoming Android Device Manager (ADM) will be a combination of a mobile app and online services that will help Android customers both locate lost phones and protect their data when their devices can’t be found.

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