Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Survey Shows Widespread Employee Access to Sensitive Files Puts Critical Data at Risk

It's been 18 months since Snowden demonstrated the inability of the Puzzle Palace to identify and mitigate internal threats. Now, a new survey from Varonis Systems and the Ponemon Institute suggests--not surprisingly--that most organizations are having difficulty balancing the need for improved security with employee productivity demands. Employees with needlessly excessive data access privileges represent a growing risk for organizations due to both accidental and conscious exposure of sensitive or critical data.

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