Mobile Devices Bring Cloud Storage — and Security Risks — to Work | pcworld.com
11 June 2012
Dave Malcom, chief information security officer of Hyatt Hotels, said he’s keenly aware that employees use consumer-grade cloud storage services with their mobile devices — and it’s a difficulty he’s already addressing. He said, case in point, that employees often use the identical passwords for multiple systems, including their very own devices and web services. Which means if a web based cloud storage service is hacked, Hyatt’s email system could well be in danger, too. The hotel chain is now surveying employee workstations to determine whether cloud storage apps equivalent to Dropbox were downloaded and how much information is being stored. “Obviously, meaning there’s probably a corresponding machine they’re placing documents on that we do not own,” Malcom said. “We’re beginning to attempt to get in front of it. Then we’re attempting to provide them with a corporately blessed service. “Obviously, it becomes much more challenging with devices we do not own,” he added.
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