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9 Ways Your Corporate Data Access Controls May be Weak
A new survey by security research firm Ponemon Institute demonstrates the lack of control many corporations and other organizations across industries have over access to their data. The survey, sponsored by business data management and protection vendor Varonis, garnered responses from 2,276 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France. Data accessing employees of companies accounted for 1,110 of the respondents and another 1,166 are IT practitioners working in IT operations or security. (Photo: Fotolia)
In the context of this research, both IT practitioners and end users are witnessing a lack of control over their organizations data and access to it, and the two groups generally concur that their organizations would overlook security risks before they would sacrifice productivity, according to a report of survey results. Employees are often left with needlessly excessive data access privileges and loose data-sharing policies. Compounding the risk, organizations are unable to determine what happened to data when it goes missing, indicating a lack of monitoring and further absence of controls.