Last week brought news that not one but two vital internet services experienced bugs that exposed user passwords. On May 1, code repository site, Github announced that “a small number of user passwords” were exposed, and then two days later, Twitter suffered a similar error that caused the company to recommend everyone change their password.
In both cases, passwords were exposed, unencrypted on an internal logging site. Neither company reported any malfeasance as a result of the exposure, but it makes for a great time to remind you:
No one at Onehub has access to your password.
Everything we do at Onehub is encrypted from end-to-end.
This story originally appeared as a post over on the blog of Onehub’s sister product, Marshal. But it had some good, general tips for securing your data in the cloud, so we thought we’d re-post it here.
As a refresher, Marshal is a new online tool that can scan your cloud accounts (such as Box, Dropbox, Onehub and more) to uncover any exposed sensitive data you may be storing. You can try it by running a free scan right now.
Marshal is just a piece when puzzling out your security strategy
I take a ferry into work and often people will leave jigsaw puzzles out for passengers to complete. It’s quaint and a relaxing way to pass the time.
Data security, on the other hand is a puzzle that is neither quaint nor relaxing. It requires constant vigilance, which is why we built Marshal. But Marshal is just a piece of your overall security strategy. Continue reading →
Onehub provides a host of security features to help businesses protect their data. One popular tool is our Automatic Watermarking for Workspaces. Onehub’s Watermarking splashes the word “Confidential” along with a user’s email (or IP) address and datestamp across every page of every document in a Workspace.
Watermarks are great because they help thwart unwanted sharing. Users will be less likely to surreptitiously disclose a document if they know their email address is plastered over every page.
Like old prom photos that your mom still displays around your family home — there are some things you want erased. The same holds true for documents that you want to keep tight control over.
That’s why Onehub lets you set up automatic file deletion after a designated period of time. In Workspaces, you can create a rule that files are automatically deleted after 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months or 6 months. Once the allotted time period has elapsed, the files will be erased from Onehub and no longer accessible (unless you have a copy stored elsewhere).
Onehub offers a number of security measures, and our granular permission controls are in many ways — the front line in the defense of your data. I was reminded of the importance of permissions the other day when a gentleman who works at a service agency told me a story of permissions gone awry.
His agency, which was not using Onehub, tried to share a particular folder of materials with a client. This folder was a sub-folder of a larger hierarchy and when they shared the sub-folder, the agency actually granted access to the entirety of the master folder. As a result, sensitive data leaked.
Because of the lackluster permission controls offered by our competition, his agency didn’t have the option to grant precise permissions at the level needed. Continue reading →
When you think about data security, the first thing that comes to mind is probably some kind of “cyber” hackattack through a network. But you also have to consider physical security at datacenters. At the recent AWS Re:Invent show, Amazon detailed some of the real world measures it puts in place to safeguard data. As Fortune reports: Continue reading →