Cyber Security Tip: Don’t download ANYTHING without authorization

Cyber Security Tip: Don’t download ANYTHING without authorization

Dec 26, 2023

So, you have a big file you need to get over to your accountant YESTERDAY and you can’t get it to “send” via e-mail because the file is too big. What should you do? The right thing to do is contact your IT department (us!) so we can assist by installing a secure, commercial-grade file-sharing application.

Here’s what you don’t want to do: download a free copy of Dropbox or some other file-sharing software without telling us.

“Shadow IT” is a term used to describe applications installed by employees of an organization without involving or alerting the IT department as a workaround, and these applications come with a hefty price: SECURITY.

If we don’t know about it, we can’t manage it or secure it; so, the golden rule is this: NEVER download any software or application without checking with your IT department first!

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