Industry Insight: Collaboration Tools Might Be The Next Great Security Risk

Industry Insight: Collaboration Tools Might Be The Next Great Security Risk

by Rob Watts, PC Mag

If your business uses collaboration tools, then your company’s most valuable information may be at risk. We spoke with data protection expert Greg Arnette about common threats and the best practices you need to combat them.

Collaboration tools have become hugely popular with all kinds of businesses because they enable strategies like virtual teams and keep employees working tightly together no matter how far apart they might be physically. But whether it’s a workflow-based utility such as Asana or a chat-oriented app such as Slack, these tools have also created new opportunities for cyber-criminals looking to access your company’s most vital information.

Bad actors can infiltrate your collaboration software through application programming interfaces (APIs) or through accidental authorizations that leak private information outside of your organization. In other words, even if they’re being hosted elsewhere, your collaboration tools might still be putting a huge security hole in your network.

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