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Is My Data Really Safe? Your Questions About Cloud-Based Storage, Answered.

This story appears in the November 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Q: How secure is my data in a cloud-based storage utility?

A: The short answer: It depends on you. If you use software-as-a-service providers such as, Office 365 or Dropbox to store your documents in the cloud, those companies take a certain amount of responsibility for the security of the data they maintain on your behalf. What they don’t take responsibility for is your lack of company protocols regarding access to said files. 

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