File Sync and Share – Proactive Risk Mitigation
– Jonathan Sander, Strategy & Research Officer for STEALTHbits Technologies , says:
Despite being extremely useful in a consumer’s personal life, the adoption of File Sync and Share (FSS) applications for business-use means that sensitive business information is being left exposed. In the event that an employee’s cloud storage application account is compromised, all of its contents are instantly made accessible with no possible recourse.
That’s why we’ve launched a new StealthAUDIT FSS Application discovery solution that’s designed to identify where any of the premier consumer cloud storage applications are running across an organization’s desktop and server infrastructure. The solution is being offered as a free trial and aims to help IT departments proactively identify where FSS applications exists as a first step in mitigating the risks they face with concern to File Sync & Share usage.
The first step in addressing this security concern is to identify where these cloud storage applications are running within your environment. The File Sync and Share Assessment in StealthAUDIT does exactly that.
The StealthAUDIT File Sync and Share Discovery Assessment will identify instances of the following cloud storage applications in use, in addition to the host and user running them: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), and SpiderOak.
As Alex Berger, our Product Manager of Active Directory and Systems Governance Solutions said, “Certainly there are multiple vectors involved when talking about File Sync and Share security as a whole, but rather than playing a game of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ with the FSS apps being used within an organization, we wanted to make it easy for everyone to pinpoint where their attention is needed.”