Online collaboration is essential for businesses to collaborate regardless of the location. Without a secure online collaboration, sensitive information is at risk of being leaked out to hackers or other criminals. The cost of a data breach is just one of the many reasons why investing in better collaboration tools is imperative.
As companies embrace collaboration platforms that include communication tools, communications tools, and file-sharing apps, securing them becomes a secondary concern for many organizations. However, making these tools more secure isn’t just a matter of productivity, it’s also about protecting against threat actors who are looking to get into the company and profit of proprietary information, financial information intellectual property, and more.
One of the first things businesses should ensure is that any collaborative tools are user-friendly and work with other workplace apps. This will help prevent staff members from using consumer-oriented apps that may not be as secure and could be security risks. You should look for tools that allow you to grant rights to boards for example, the ability to designate collaborators to be editors readers, reviewers or editors to ensure only the right people are able to view the most sensitive data.
Additionally, it is essential to conduct regular security checks on any collaboration software that your company utilizes. These assessments will aid in identifying privilege sprawl in time, eliminate any obsolete or inefficient data from the system, and identify any security issues before they become serious.