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Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
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Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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10/14/2013 | 10:22:45 AM
re: Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
A number of companies are turning to enterprise versions of dropbox and other providers so they can remain in control of data that is on mobile devices. This definitely helps reduce the use of non-approved file sharing sites. It is an additional expense, but it seems to be a must have in today's environment.
KBurger
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10/12/2013 | 1:48:12 AM
re: Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
It's clear that BYOD best practices are evolving and that since it is a trend that companies must embrace they really need to step up and understand what the real security challenges are (and aren't) -- and also that secure BYOD is as much about policy, training & communications as it is about technology. Thanks for your feedback.
MHUGHES7336
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10/11/2013 | 6:28:25 PM
re: Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
The issues outlined regarding the inherent compliance and security risks of sharing documents through cloud based are well stated. Although organization's may have some challenges extending data/documents from backend repositories to mobile devices, the issue is really about about how does the data contained in those documents remain protected after its been removed from the repository. Once removed, the risks of inadvertent data loss or the malicious disclosure of that data by employees are comparable in many respects to the risks associated with using a cloud file sharing technology. Companies like WatchDox address this very well...
anon5728235870
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anon5728235870,
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10/11/2013 | 2:05:36 PM
re: Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
The discussion here is that there are secure options for BYOD, especially at it relates to content, and that historically the mobile experience around content has not been consistent with that of the desktop. Addressing both of those issues helps businesses to comfortably move forward with mobile content apps.
KBurger
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KBurger,
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10/4/2013 | 2:09:03 AM
re: Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
Thanks for your feedback. Clearly BYOD is transforming many aspects of corporate IT and is driving necessary changes in policy, process & infrastructure. Probably the biggest challenge right now is education, perception, etc. -- both for management (setting the policies, making smart investments in the right support systems, etc.) and for the workforce (proper actions, follow policy, etc.). I attended a great session on e-discovery at Interop today and BYOD is a huge factor that businesses must understand in the context of legal and e-discovery requirements.
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10/3/2013 | 8:17:47 PM
re: Securing Mobile Content: Addressing The DropBox Problem
While I respect everything that Ian says, this is a case of him not understanding that there are tools available that will allow IT to remain control over ALL of their data and be able to revoke access to that data even if it is on user owned devioces. Check out www.ncryptedcloud.com Dropbox + nCrypted Cloud = Enterprise grade Security


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