It has been proven that cloud storage and file collaboration can introduce data leakage risks. Once sensitive files leave a protected and monitored environment, they may be subject to authorized access unless additional security measures have been applied. You put a file into a cloud content management system to be received by a contractor. The file is presumed secure as long as the file is within the cloud application.

But how secure is that cloud application? What happens to the file once it leaves the cloud application container on the contractor’s computer? What if the contractor forwards the file or loses his device? What if the shared file contains personal identifiable information or information on a customer’s project, and they may be subject to regulatory or legal restrictions?

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