Security in an Increasingly Virtual World
A few weeks ago, I read that Google had dismissed one of their employees for violating policies regarding access to user accounts. The employee had used their status within the company to view Gmail and Google Voice accounts. This type of online privacy breach, and those similar to it, have further reinforced that having a secure online environment and data protection plan in place is becoming increasingly necessary.
To try and prevent these breaches, many states in the US have started to pass strict privacy protection laws that require the encryption of personal information that is transferred or stored as backup. Just this week, the FTC supported a new Data Security and Breach Notification Act, which would require businesses to develop data protection plans and restrict unauthorized access to private information.
Many companies, including ShareFile, already take proactive measures to ensure the protection of client data through encryption and compliance with existing federal regulations. However, these new regulations will force all companies to be in compliance and protect personal information so as to prevent widespread privacy breaches, like the one at Google, from occurring in an increasingly virtual world.
To read more about how we protect your data visit our Data Security page.