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So an interesting piece of research was published by the Cloud Security Alliance. The research shows the growth of document sharing in the enterprise through the use of cloud services.  The interesting thing is one of the positives of adopting SaaS and PaaS is easing the challenge of ensuring environments are patched for security. But at the same time the need to educate the wider employee community even more on being security aware.

It also raises the question of managing the accidental or deliberate leakage in such an environment. As the article says, some sharing of documents to the public or 3rd parties to enable cross business collaboration may well be legitimate so businesses are going to need strategies to address this.