How secure is FSU Dropbox?

All files are transferred across the network securely encrypted.

All files uploaded and temporarily stored on FSU Dropbox are held on equipment owned and operated at the university's own Data Centre.

All data is subject to the university's and the country's Data Protection regulations and laws.

FSU Dropbox is in no way a "cloud" service. Everything is stored (even temporarily) on equipment directly owned by the university, and managed by its own IT staff.

All access to data is very tightly and strictly controlled by the university. All accesses to data on FSU Dropbox are logged and can be easily checked if you are ever concerned that a 3rd party might have gained access to your data.

Furthermore, uploaded data is only held on FSU Dropbox for a maximum of 10 days, after which time it is automatically deleted. There is no "undelete" facility available at all. No backups are taken of the uploaded data (it's only a transitory stopping point), so no uploaded data ever moves off FSU Dropbox itself onto other equipment or media such as backup tapes. After an uploaded file has been deleted, there is no way of recovering the file.