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Do You Know Where Your Data Really Is?

September 30, 2008 - 2 Comments

Today, Cisco released interesting results from a global study on data leakage that looks at the human and behavioral side of security. Our study details numerous risks and mistakes employees frequently make, but for brevity’s sake we’ve compiled a Top-10 list for this post. See if your company can check out clean on these all-too-common infractions. In no particular order:: Alter security settings on work computers to access unauthorized sites: Use unauthorized applications at work (music downloads, online shopping, gambling, etc.): Gain access to unauthorized parts of a network or facility: Share sensitive corporate information with family, friends, or strangers: Share corporate devices with non-employees: Use work devices for personal use and vice versa: Leave work devices unattended and unprotected in public or work settings: Store logins and passwords in visible places, such as on your desk or computer monitor: Lose portable storage devices with corporate data on them: Allow non-employees to”tailgate” into a corporate facility and roam unsupervisedAnything missing or surprising? Blog back at us. And check out our press release, study results, and white paper that hit today. I’ll also be hosting a live, interactive IPTV broadcast this morning from 8-9 a.m. PDT with Cisco CSO John Stewart and a couple of his security directors and advisers. We’ll discuss the research in more depth. The broadcast is free, so I hope you can make it! To join us, click here. For those who can’t tune in, check back here next week -we’ll be providing a link so you can watch a rebroadcast on demand.

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  1. surely- Lose portable storage devices with corporate data on them should read – Lose portable storage devices with unencrypted or poorly encrypted corporate data on them.