Data Leakage Worldwide: The Effectiveness of Security Policies
By InsightExpress and Cisco Systems
A set of findings from a global security study on data leakage revealed that many companies do not have security policies—and that security policies that are in place are often ineffective. The survey included more than 2000 employees and information technology professionals in 10 countries. The findings offer insight into how the use and effectiveness of security policies affect data leakage: As the lines blur between work and home, and as employees use an increasing number of interactive applications and devices, data loss has become one of the most prominent concerns for businesses around the world. Creating, communicating, and enforcing sensible security policies are critical to protecting corporate assets.