Are files and data safe using enterprise Box?

Important:
Before you begin using your IU Box account, be sure to revise your settings according to How do I securely set up my IU Box account?

Box adheres to industry standards for security at every level and commits extensive resources to the design, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of its security infrastructure, including:

  • Data encryption
  • Administrative auditing
  • Password policy enforcement and AD/LDAP integration
  • Role-based access controls
  • Password- and time-based file sharing

Additionally, all files are encrypted and stored on servers in the United States. Redundant encrypted copies of the files are stored as backups on servers at a different geographical location in the United States. Per the Internet2 NET+ contract with Box, data stored in Box, including user information, cannot be "data mined", nor may it be shared with any third party.

For more, see Box's Powerful Tools for Your IT Department.

If you have questions about Box's security, contact boxinfo@iu.edu.

Important:
Box at Indiana University is not appropriate for storing or sharing most types of institutional data classified as Critical. However, with certain additional security measures you may be able to use IU Box with some data that contain protected health information (PHI) regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For more, see What types of data are appropriate for my IU Box account?

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