Get even more control with Dropbox security partners

Whether you’re transitioning to the cloud or just looking to sign up for Dropbox Business, security is likely on the top of your mind. In order to keep your employees and data safe, you want to know you’re using the best tools available. That’s why Dropbox not only comes standard with powerful security features, but also partners with the world’s leading security companies to give you even more control and flexibility. Here’s how three of our partners help extend core Dropbox Business security features to help keep your company safe.

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The GDPR: An opportunity to rethink your approach to data security

When it comes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for data security, there is a lot to consider. Significant emphasis has been placed on the penalties for non-compliance and the new rules companies must follow in the event of a data breach. While this is understandable, at its heart the GDPR is about understanding your data and designing your approach to security around it. In this sense, the GDPR presents an opportunity for forward-thinking chief security officers and their teams.

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Understanding your data

Organizations established in the EU and processing personal data of EU-based individuals will, in almost all cases, be required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25, 2018. In addition, the GDPR will now apply to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU-based individuals. If your organization falls into these categories, one of the essential first steps in your journey to compliance is understanding your data.

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Working with your suppliers towards GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018 and organizations (large and small) are currently preparing for the new directive. As an evolution of the current data protection legal framework, the GDPR will also apply with extraterritorial effect to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor individuals in, the EU.

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New network control capabilities help admins protect company data

When data flows, so does innovation. For admins in charge of guarding company data, though, the challenges can be daunting. As security threats become more fluid and harder to identify, risks can come from intentional attacks or accidents caused by user confusion. To guard against those risks, admins now need control over the flow of data itself. That’s why Dropbox created a new network control feature that allows admins to control access to the corporate network while their teams collaborate and share data.

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Help protect your company’s data with device approvals

There was a time when the idea of one person having multiple computers was a far-off theoretical concept. But today, computers, which now include mobile devices like phones and tablets, are dramatically more common. Having multiple devices—sometimes more than one of each type—is often the norm, which presents a unique challenge. Since IT needs at least some control over every device storing business data, limiting the number of devices with access is essential. Today, we’ll take a look at how we’re answering this need with our recently introduced device approvals feature.

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