Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Sajesh
Sajesh,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/25/2013 | 1:55:27 AM
7 Key Security Consideration For Business File Sharing
Business users basically look for a easy-to-use and simple file sharing service that will provide them with flexibility and agility. On the other hand, IT needs to have security in place with the right level of control and visibility over the platform. Taking security aspects into consideration, there are a broad range of must-have features which needs to be carefully evaluated such as centralized administration, data encryption, audit trails and more as listed here. http://bit.ly/1jHcE3l
J_Brandt
J_Brandt,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/14/2013 | 9:04:40 PM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
Enterprise approved tools and user education are the two things that will pull us all through this.
cbabcock
cbabcock,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/6/2013 | 3:41:34 AM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
Consumer file synching is an early stage mobile worker vs. central IT issue. Soon every mobile user will be collecting and synching data on mobile databases, some of it consumer-oriented and some of it mission critical business data. Then the synching issue will move higher on IT radar.
NinaS1995
NinaS1995,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/5/2013 | 7:17:43 PM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
George, this is a great article and we couldnGt agree more with your recommendations. In fact, we hear from customers that blocking consumer
solutions like Dropbox isnGt full-proof. The only real option is to provide a
secure service that can be easily deployed and widely adopted across the
organization, and can provide IT with the controls and management
required. In fact, some of the criteria that George suggests are standard features available in the Accellion solution G encryption at rest and in transit, IT control, and remote wipe.
PaulS681
PaulS681,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/4/2013 | 11:50:12 PM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
MichaelK038 ... Great point about users going back to what they are used to using.
That no doubt will be an issue. You need to put policies in place and let users
know they need to use the company provided solution or risk disciplinary
action. After all they are putting the entire network at risk. Now you can't do
that without proper education, as you point out.
PaulS681
PaulS681,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/4/2013 | 11:45:44 PM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
Nice Article George. This is a big problem and I'm looking forward to your next article. The smart thing to do is give your users a better more secure option. Many don't even realize the risk they are undertaking when using public file sharing and syncing. Giving them a secure option that is controlled by IT is a must in todays world.
JeffHDS
JeffHDS,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/4/2013 | 7:02:04 PM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
No arguments here, I agree completely --> http://blogs.hds.com/hdsblog/2.... I eagerly await the follow up piece on the pros and cons of the different deployment models. I certainly have a soft-spot for the pure on-premises model for security and compliance purposes, but am curious as to what constitutes 'good enough' security and compliance that can be found with other deployment methods.

As to how to change user behavior: I came across an interesting piece on helping users understand why they should use IT approved solutions instead of the grab-bag of consumer product:
Technology alone can't guarantee the success of bring-your-own-device programs. Often ignored is the set of process levers that motivate users to comply with enterprise policies. Link: http://my.gartner.com/portal/s...
MichaelK038
MichaelK038,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/4/2013 | 6:26:56 PM
re: File Sync And Sharing: Users Won't Give It Up
You're absolutely right about the cat being out of the bag on this one, or maybe the Genie out of the bottle. If there wasn't an unmet need, users wouldn't be running around every roadblock IT attempts to put in its way to access their file share of choice.

Of course it all comes down to which type of data you're trying to share, and with whom you need to share it. It does appear that enterprise class solutions with centralized control and management are emerging into the marketplace from companies like Egnyte and Box, but if you users are already familiar with other solutions will even the deployment of a "blessed" enterprise-grade solution prevent them from using their old favorites? It does indeed come down to education after all.


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Everything You Need to Know About DNS Attacks
It's important to understand DNS, potential attacks against it, and the tools and techniques required to defend DNS infrastructure. This report answers all the questions you were afraid to ask. Domain Name Service (DNS) is a critical part of any organization's digital infrastructure, but it's also one of the least understood. DNS is designed to be invisible to business professionals, IT stakeholders, and many security professionals, but DNS's threat surface is large and widely targeted. Attackers are causing a great deal of damage with an array of attacks such as denial of service, DNS cache poisoning, DNS hijackin, DNS tunneling, and DNS dangling. They are using DNS infrastructure to take control of inbound and outbound communications and preventing users from accessing the applications they are looking for. To stop attacks on DNS, security teams need to shore up the organization's security hygiene around DNS infrastructure, implement controls such as DNSSEC, and monitor DNS traffic
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2023-33196
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Craft is a CMS for creating custom digital experiences. Cross site scripting (XSS) can be triggered by review volumes. This issue has been fixed in version 4.4.7.
CVE-2023-33185
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Django-SES is a drop-in mail backend for Django. The django_ses library implements a mail backend for Django using AWS Simple Email Service. The library exports the `SESEventWebhookView class` intended to receive signed requests from AWS to handle email bounces, subscriptions, etc. These requests ar...
CVE-2023-33187
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Highlight is an open source, full-stack monitoring platform. Highlight may record passwords on customer deployments when a password html input is switched to `type="text"` via a javascript "Show Password" button. This differs from the expected behavior which always obfuscates `ty...
CVE-2023-33194
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
Craft is a CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web.The platform does not filter input and encode output in Quick Post validation error message, which can deliver an XSS payload. Old CVE fixed the XSS in label HTML but didn’t fix it when clicking save. This issue was...
CVE-2023-2879
PUBLISHED: 2023-05-26
GDSDB infinite loop in Wireshark 4.0.0 to 4.0.5 and 3.6.0 to 3.6.13 allows denial of service via packet injection or crafted capture file