With the growing number of ‘devices’ available to us, the number of ways we can connect and share information is ever increasing.
Here is a great read from the Knowledge Transfer blog at Ipswitch File Transfer (the Planet’s parent company).
In a new report from Ipswitch, findings revealed that employees are using risky workarounds to share information and avoid corporate information-sharing roadblocks:
- Personal Email: 60 percent of individuals said they use personal email to send sensitive files because their company systems hinder productivity, a major compliance and security risk. And 50 percent of those people admitted to using personal email as a means to hide sensitive information from management.
- Remote Devices: Employees are also relying on remote devices – like USB drives and smart phones – to transfer information that can’t be handled by corporate systems. More than 25 percent of employees have lost a USB drive containing confidential information. Even worse: Out of that 25 percent, 40 percent said they did not report the lost device to the IT department.