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Data at Risk: Super Scary Facts

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    When you consider how a data breach occurs, your first thought is likely going to be hackers. And they do account for a large percentage of breaches, but nearly 36 percent of all data breaches are caused by inadvertent insider misuse. Even though 77 percent of companies have policies prohibiting the use of free online file-sharing services, 72 percent of employees report using them anyway. The Ponemon Institute also found that only 32 percent of organizations took steps to ensure employees didn't wrongfully transfer or misuse information.

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Data at Risk: Super Scary Facts

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    When you consider how a data breach occurs, your first thought is likely going to be hackers. And they do account for a large percentage of breaches, but nearly 36 percent of all data breaches are caused by inadvertent insider misuse. Even though 77 percent of companies have policies prohibiting the use of free online file-sharing services, 72 percent of employees report using them anyway. The Ponemon Institute also found that only 32 percent of organizations took steps to ensure employees didn't wrongfully transfer or misuse information.

Organizations put a lot of effort into keeping data within their networks safe, using any of a number of endpoint protection systems and monitoring tools. Unfortunately, once outside the safety of the corporate firewall, corporate data is exposed to threats both seen and unseen. Today's workforce is on the move, working from remote locations almost as much as from a stationary office. To accommodate this fluidity of workplace, mobile devices are now carrying more sensitive corporate data than ever before, making them a prime access point for potential data breaches.  

While organizations have been grappling with the complexities of BYOD, there's definitely plenty of room for improvement. The facts highlighted in this slideshow, provided by Druva, aren't for the faint of heart, so leave a light on while you learn about the dangers faced by data in the wild. And turning a blind eye won't make them go away.