Survey Highlights Serious Security and Compliance Problems

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Still, serious risk-taking continues.

Despite improvements, 79.5 percent of respondents believe employees/coworkers routinely or occasionally violate security and compliance policies for transferring files electronically. When asked about their approach to compliance, more than one in five in IT management (22.3 percent) said about their company, “we take risks because we don’t have the resources to be totally compliant.” Nearly two in three (62.6 percent) in IT management said policy filtering, used to monitor the content of outbound email and file attachments for compliance purposes, causes problems with false positives. Nearly a quarter (24.2 percent) admit to having gone as far as to turn off their policy-based filtering.

Email encryption provider, DataMotion, has released results of its second annual survey on corporate email and file transfer habits. Among the findings is a far-reaching communications disconnect between IT management and non-IT employees on security and compliance policies. Results also showed a disturbing percentage in IT management taking compliance risks. Additionally, the survey looked at such critical areas as the use of free consumer-type file transfer tools and corporate email on mobile devices. The survey polled more than 400 IT and business decision-makers, focusing on industries that deal with sensitive data and compliance regulations such as financial services, health care and government.


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