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Are Your Sync Clients Really Safe?

By Chantelle Patel  |  June 14, 2017 at 2:27 PM  | 

sabri-tuzcu-182689.jpgBox introduced their new client sync app today called Box Drive. The desktop app will allow enterprise users to access all Box files directly from the desktop, saving time and money. While apps like Box Drive make accessing data easier, they introduce a major means of data leakage if not properly secured. Enterprises using these apps have few means of controlling which users and devices are able to access data. Unmanaged device access in particular poses a major threat to the organization.

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Malware: Painting a Picture Part 2

By Jacob Serpa  |  May 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM  | 


ricardo-viana-105232.jpgAs firms try to migrate to the cloud and protect themselves from threats like
malware, they are engaging in a delicate process that can be compared to creating a painting (as discussed in Part One). In this analogy, malware can be thought of as a saboteur who throws paint at the canvas to ruin the design. Below, one can find the remaining pieces of this story.

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Ransomware 101

By Jacob Serpa  |  May 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM  | 

ilya-pavlov-87438.jpgUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you know that there has been a notable increase in cyberattacks around the world. Hackers have been spreading a type of ransomware called “WannaCry” via emails that trick recipients to open attachments that make them vulnerable to the attack.

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Malware: Painting a Picture

By Jacob Serpa  |  May 11, 2017 at 6:00 AM  | 

alice-achterhof-85968.jpgPart One

Now more than ever, companies are flocking to the cloud. Through a variety of software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), enterprises are able to raise their efficiency, increase their flexibility, and decrease costs. However, pursuing these benefits does come with some risk. In particular, malware and ransomware have transformed from issues on endpoints to systematic threats to organizations’ suites of cloud apps.

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