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When the Boss Leaves, What Data Is at Risk?

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    Sales Projections and Confidential Management Presentations

    The board also regularly reviews detailed sales and financial information, as well as other presentations from executives – and like the customer data, should this information ever fall into the hands of a competitor, it could have serious consequences. This information can also be used to game the stock market, as seen in 2014 amongst the 100 publicly traded companies whose executive emails were hacked.

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When the Boss Leaves, What Data Is at Risk?

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    Sales Projections and Confidential Management Presentations

    The board also regularly reviews detailed sales and financial information, as well as other presentations from executives – and like the customer data, should this information ever fall into the hands of a competitor, it could have serious consequences. This information can also be used to game the stock market, as seen in 2014 amongst the 100 publicly traded companies whose executive emails were hacked.

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.