Survey Highlights Serious Security and Compliance Problems

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According to DataMotion CTO Bob Janacek; “There’s always a demand for new tools such as email on mobile devices, companies and employees look for better ways to get the job done. The challenge is to provide encryption and filtering tools that are easy for people to use, and dependable so they don’t get disabled. IT also has to keep pace, which is why the communications disconnect with non-IT employees, and risks being taken, require immediate attention. Also, regulatory developments in many industries have expanded; companies not previously impacted, might be now. C-level executives should take notice of these findings. Hopefully, this will help businesses anticipate and overcome issues, especially in an age where security and compliance can dramatically impact the bottom line.”

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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