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    Cloud Security

    Does anyone here work in an IT company? I got a couple of questions only about cloud security. I mentioned earlier (in a different thread) that we, in the office will be using google drive. So all our excel files will be uploaded to google drive for easy sharing. And our management would really like to maximize the use of google services. However, we heard some feedback that it is not 100% safe to use. They were saying that there is a big chance for data loss. Do you know how true is this? Or is there a good way to secure those data or files being shared at google drive? Is there a cloud security for this? Thank you and looking forward to get some of your opinions.

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    As long as your lawyers have reviewed the contracts with Google Services and have explained the terms to your management you should be ok. If TPP passes, then any country that participates in TPP will have unlimited access to your files.

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    Hi there. Thanks for replying.
    We're also thinking of hiring this company to help us with cloud security. We don't know much about it though so we're going to talk to a consultant first before we contact them. Have you ever heard of them? Any advice you can give?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liftedsky View Post
    Hi there. Thanks for replying.
    We're also thinking of hiring this company to help us with cloud security. We don't know much about it though so we're going to talk to a consultant first before we contact them. Have you ever heard of them? Any advice you can give?
    No, I've heard of many companies dealing with security in general and cloud security in specific but I haven't heard of that one

    If you are involved in the selection, then find a company that you want to partner with long term...

    Security is relative and temporary, what was pretty secure ten years ago is laughable today. What is "unbreakable" today will be a joke in a decade. You need a security partner that understands your company, your competitors, your need for convenience, and your tolerance for risk. Security is an abstract concept and you need someone who can help you find what is secure enough for your needs today, and also form an ongoing relationship to help guide you as the security landscape evolves over time.

    If you are not involved in the selection, then study up on security. In particular, read Troy Hunt's website http://www.troyhunt.com/ and visit https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if you and your company have been pwned. For personal (and possibly business) use, check http://www.webroot.com/us/en/ and also https://www.f-secure.com/en_US/web/home_us/home to give you basic security at home and on your SmartPhone/Tablet/Etc.

    As a "buyer beware" note, if a company purports to have a "one size fits all" solution or can't explain how their proposal suits your needs and what gaps it leaves (there will ALWAYS be gaps, that isn't up for debate) then RUN from them. No one can give you good security advice if they aren't completely open and willing to explain their choices.

    -PatP
    In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.

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