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Make sure you know exactly what you're sharing in the cloud

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Marshal is a free online tool that lets you quickly scan your cloud services to uncover any ... More

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Published 15 May 2017

I remember having a long conversation with a techie friend in England some years back and I asked him what the next great innovation was going to be in computers. He told me this long convoluted story about his ideas for the next big thing and how it was going to be huge, especially for third world countries. But there was just one problem. They needed to find a way to change people's mindset because customers' personal information wouldn't just be limited to their personal computer with much of their private information being stored by a third party. Naturally, this was going to cause a security concern for many. Of course, it came to pass and this practice is now commonly known as cloud computing though many of those security issues have now been addressed with most cloud based sites coming with stringent, bank level security.

Unfortunately, while this kind of security overcomes many of the general problems associated with keeping sensitive data safe in the cloud there is still the problem of human error to deal with. Who knows, for example, how many of your passwords, credit card numbers and social security details have been erroneously left in your Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive accounts? It's not easy to find them manually because they could be tucked away in any number of nooks and crannies there.

Over the last few years there has been a massive growth in the amount of data being stored in...