Craig's blog post touches on the pros and cons of cloud storage for the legal field. He also introduced me to BoxCryptor. I don't condone storing data that specifically requires asks that it be kept in a manner that adherse to either HIPAA, FERPA, SAS 70, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, or PCI certifications.
I will say that I believe when you use some of the leading cloud storage services along with BoxCryptor it is pretty good security.
I have been using Skydrive for the convient integration it has with Word 2010. Here is what I did.
I installed BoxCryptor (pretty straight forward) and choose the install for Skydrive.
I placed the Boxcryptor folder within my current installed MS Skydrive.
When I work in Word, I can now save my files encrypted and within Skydrive
- Choose File
- Choose Save & Send
3. Choose Save to the Web
4. You will see your BoxCryptor folder listed under your SkyDrive. Just save.
The main disadvantage with boxcryptor that I see is there isn't an offline view for tablets (iPad or Android). I am able to keep the local copy of of the boxcryptor data on my laptop and that is available offline and always in sync with my Skydrive.