1 In 5 Employees Going Rogue With Corporate Data

A recent SailPoint survey conducted by Vanson Bourne results amplified concerns of companies around the world about the use of cloud applications to share mission-critical information. In fact, 20% of employees, as in, 1 in 5 employees, has uploaded proprietary corporate data to a cloud application, such as Dropbox or Google Docs, with the specific intent of sharing it outside of the company.

The survey also found a clear disconnect between cloud usage across the business and existing IT controls with an alarming two third of users able to access those cloud storage applications after they had terminated their employment with the company.

Despite that 60% of employees stated they were aware that their employer strictly forbids taking intellectual property after leaving the company, 1 in 4 admitted they would take copies of corporate data with them when leaving a company.

Source: www.net-security.org

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