Security challenges in 2024: Strengthen file sharing security and address Shadow IT

Security challenges and Shadow IT

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Cybercriminals don't rest. It is increasingly important to be prepared for the new challenges that are looming on the horizon of information security. One of those challenges is the lack of security in exchanging files abroad. Which carries a potential risk of compromising the confidentiality and integrity of business data. Furthermore, this problem also enhances the emergence of Shadow IT

What is shadow IT?

It is a practice in which employees use unauthorized applications and services for file sharing, further endangering the security of the company and its information.

The importance of protecting the exchange of files abroad

In an increasingly connected and globalized business environment, file sharing with external business partners, suppliers and customers is essential for the efficient functioning of business operations. However, this file sharing carries an inherent risk of leakage or loss of sensitive data. The challenge in 2024 will be to strengthen security in this process, guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data throughout the file's life cycle.

File Sharing and Shadow IT

For security measures, many companies close their repositories to the outside world. This causes problems for employees, who end up looking for efficient (and often unsafe) ways to do their work. This may include using instant messaging applications, cloud services, or personal email accounts to send confidential work files. Shadow IT poses a significant risk to businesses as it can undermine established security controls and expose the organization to cyber threats and data breaches.

Solutions to address file security challenges

To address these challenges, it is essential to implement a comprehensive file security strategy that protects both external file sharing and the prevention of Shadow IT. Here are some key measures to consider:

  • Establish clear security policies and communicate them to all employees
  • Implement a secure file sharing tool.
  • Monitor and control Shadow IT.

At Tranxfer, we are committed to helping companies overcome the cybersecurity challenges of the future. Our approach is based on security, collaboration and innovation. We partner with you, providing you with reliable and efficient solutions to protect your business data. Are you interested?

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