The Enemy Within: Who’s Stealing Your Company’s Secrets?

A new survey of 2,031 European office workers conducted by the information management firm Iron Mountain found that a third of them admitted to taking or transmitting confidential information out of their workplace. One in seven of those surveyed said they had taken confidential data with them to a new job and 31 percent said that they would deliberately remove or share such information were they to be fired. This is a major problem, according to Iron Mount Senior Vice President Peter Eglinton, who noted that a focus on outside threats to data security often causes the risks posed by those with routine access to sensitive data to be overlooked.

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