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Your Employees Probably Don’t Care About Data Security

Gil Cattelain

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June 27, 2016 2:00 pm

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Imagine that Joe in marketing receives a request from a colleague for a document containing private information. Trying to be helpful, Joe shares the document without asking for the recipient’s credentials. This could lead to a potentially costly data breach—and one that may have significant repercussions for your enterprise.

This type of data breach—stemming from employee negligence—is, unfortunately, a common business occurrence. In one recent study, more than half of organizations blamed a data breach or security incident on a negligent or malicious employee. What’s more, 60 percent of employees have no knowledge or are not knowledgeable of security risks that impact their organizations. Equally as scary, only 35 percent of senior executives think that ensuring this employee awareness should be a priority.

Yet, when employees are given carte blanche to store and transmit sensitive documents without oversight, the risks are potentially severe.

The best solution to this problem is to classify file management as an endpoint security issue in your enterprise. The IT staff, not the rank and file, should be tasked with managing sensitive data.

One product that works to put file management in the hands of IT staff is Filr from Micro Focus. Firl will centralize all of your critical documents in a secure on-premises hub. Using Filr, IT will gain the ability to set firm access controls for specific documents and, thus, ensure that only authorized end users have the right to use them.

What’s unique about Filr is that it will secure your documents while still allowing end users to send and receive items within their control quickly. So you won’t have to worry about hindering employee productivity. In fact, with the help of Filr, your documents will become more organized and easily accessible to all employees.

To learn about Filr’s key features, click here.

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