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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IT Security Tip #34:

Never forget that e-mail constitutes a legal record and can be admissible in legal actions, not only in the courtroom, but in the court of public opinion. People sue for all kinds of silly reasons. Family members get into disputes, couples get divorced, consumers sue merchants, and vendors can pursue delinquent clients.

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