Securely manage Windows file sharing and folder permissions

A lot can go wrong when it comes to file sharing and folder permissions and maintaining the best possible Windows security. While the odds of an employee accidentally changing

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or deleting vital corporate information is an inconvenient possibility, the threat of data being stolen and put to malicious use looms larger and is much more dangerous. In this tip series, learn how to improve Windows security with better file sharing and folder permissions management practices.

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This was first published in November 2007

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