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Don’t Jeopardize Your Security When Using Platforms Like G-Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box
Rotem Shemesh
Rotem Shemesh
2 minutes & 20 seconds read · March 28, 2019

Don’t Jeopardize Your Security When Using Platforms Like G-Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box

Most of us use some kind of cloud collaboration platform as part of our workday routine. We’re constantly sharing files and working together with our colleagues on projects. But with so much of today’s business taking place online, the security of our documents becomes paramount.

Security Focus Has Been On Email
Online security has been highly focused on protecting against email-borne threats. And with good reason – over 90% of attacks penetrating organizations’ defenses are delivered via email.

Currently, it’s relatively easy for hackers to attack via email. For too many organizations and individuals, an absence of sufficient awareness, training, and sophisticated security tools means that they are left vulnerable to even simple phishing attacks.

This has been changing over the last couple of years, however, as more companies start to offer specific email security tools – in the form of both basic solutions from email service providers, as well as from vendors that specialize in security.

A New Challenge Emerging: Content-borne Attacks Via Cloud Drives

With so many people focused on email security, a new, much more dangerous threat has emerged.

Cloud storage platforms like OneDrive, SharePoint, G-Drive, Dropbox, and Box are often left unsecured. They lack the high level of security that has become instrumental in securing email, endpoints, and networks. While there have been major attacks using cloud storage platforms in the past – most notably the G-Suite Google Docs hack – most hackers aren’t yet focusing on these platforms.

This is set to change as email security improves. Hackers have already begun looking for newer attack vectors, and cloud storage is high up on their list. We’ve already seen a dramatic increase in content-borne attack incidents that start from within these platforms. 

An additional factor that makes cloud storage platforms so tempting for hackers, is how trusting people are of the platforms. Believing shared documents to be safe from traditional phishing and email fraud, users often throw caution to the wind even when receiving a document from a stranger.

BitDam scans files and links before users can access them through cloud drives.

Secure Your Cloud Collaboration Platform

What’s becoming clear from the increase in both quantity and severity of security breaches that leverage from a cloud collaboration platform, is that a purpose-built solution is required in order to keep yourself, and your organization, protected.

That’s where BitDam comes in. BitDam stops advanced content-borne attacks contained in any type of file or URL across channels, including your email (Office 365, G-Suite or any other email service), cloud collaboration platform (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box), and even Instant Messaging (Teams, Skype or Slack).

In today’s environment of sharing and collaborating on even the most highly sensitive documents, it’s imperative to have the best protection possible. For more information or to schedule a trial, get in touch.