Data Leakage Worldwide: Common Risks and Mistakes Employees Make

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By InsightExpress and Cisco Systems

To understand the challenge that increasingly distributed and mobile businesses face in protecting sensitive information, Cisco commissioned third-party market research firm InsightExpress to conduct a study with employees and IT professionals around the world. As part of the study, surveys were conducted in 10 countries because of the differences in their social and business cultures. The research discovered that despite the security policies, procedures, and tools currently in place, employees around the world are engaging in risky behaviors that put corporate and personal data at risk. To reduce data leakage, businesses must integrate security into the corporate culture and consistently evaluate the risks of every interaction with networks, devices, applications, data, and of course, other users.

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