When the Boss Leaves, What Data Is at Risk?

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According to an EY survey, three out of four board members said that human capital strategy is one of the top emerging risks they're tackling in 2016. In particular, boards are focused on succession planning within the organization, as having the right people to execute on strategies is an important imperative for success. This means board members have access to information for existing employees rising through the ranks, but also top-tier candidates from other organizations.

Over the last few years, companies around the globe, in every industry, have seen their sensitive internal data lost, stolen or leaked to the outside world. High-profile leaks, like that of Edward Snowden, made headlines and struck fear into many companies worried that disgruntled employees could walk off with documents or data that would result in tremendous damage to their brand and reputation if made public. These risks are pervasive across the organization – not just with unhappy employees -- and particular attention needs to be paid to those who have access to the most sensitive information. Often overlooked are the C-suite and board of directors, who may approve corporate data policies but are never trained on them, and who likely have the most unrestricted access to data and access to information that the IT team may not know exists. In this slideshow, Diligent looks at what information is at the greatest risk when an executive or board member leaves.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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