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6 ways employees are putting your company's data at risk

Rich Hein | Aug. 12, 2013
With the growth of mobile devices, the ways we connect to the Internet at work has grown significantly. With that flexibility come security risks associated with intellectual property and company data.

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In these situations there is no way for the company to ensure that data is removed and/or deleted and that represents more than a few challenges for IT security and policy makers. One solution says Lingenfelter is to prevent data loss through third-party apps. "It makes sense to restrict use of these apps on mobile devices in certain circumstances, depending on your industry or corporate security policies."

The answer says Sahoo: "Make employees understand the goals and risks to the company, which in turn will encourage them to act accordingly. "Entrust" not "Enforce" works like a charm. Ignorance is avoided with training, and intentional violations are avoided by creating a culture of trust and respect within the organization."

That said, security like many aspects of the tech market is a moving target. You've got to understand the inherent risks and put policies in place to minimize risk. "With technology changing so much, it is very difficult to constantly scope all aspects of securities for employees, hence it is an evolving process," says Sahoo.

 

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