As companies evolve to satisfy an increasingly mobile global workforce, file sharing has become pivotal to the smooth running of any organisation. Yet, while sharing documents at the click of a button is great for productivity, it’s also all too easy to put business information at risk.
File oversharing is a very real and serious issue. Symantec’s recent Cloud Security Threat Report shows a staggering 93% of global security leaders grapple with their employees oversharing cloud files containing sensitive company information, with on average 35% of files in the cloud being overshared. Add to that the fact that employees are often sharing these files via unrestricted access links, and we’re now looking at a whole host of additional questions around risky employee behaviour and the importance of educating employees about security.