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Be Cautious of the Cloud


Cloud-based services are generally not appropriate for sharing sensitive data.

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With the emergence of file sharing/collaboration services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft's Sky Drive, it is important to be aware of the College's policy for Securing Sensitive Data.  Cloud-based file sharing/collaboration services are not appropriate for storing and sharing files with sensitive date unless the data is encrypted prior to storing the file.  For questions, please contact the College's Information Security Office at 757-221-1822.