Sharing data has never been simpler. The likes of Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox offer a simple way for users to store files and share them with other people.

While the services were originally designed for consumer use, businesses have increasingly found them useful as it means that they’re not being constrained by their own IT departments. Everything has been simplified: no need for expensive equipment, no need to learn tricky commands, point and click and those files are readily available.

But, as we saw at the end of 2015, putting trust into providers can be a fraught process. The large-scale hack of Yahoo customers showed that once details are shared outside the firewall, data is immediately put at risk.

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