The Dangers of Unsecured File Transfer [Infographic]

Media Division | October 25, 2013

What’s the cost of losing sensitive data and business information? Unsecured file sharing practices happen more and more often. As people realise the speed at which is possible to move large files through the Internet, they get impatient and end up risking their business and reputation.

In this infographic, the problem is brilliantly outlined and the risks for companies (data breaches, file loss etc.) and any other type of entity are made clear. In a world where sharing content is just one click away, we should pay more attention to who we are sharing it with.

Most common reasons for sensitive data leaks

Per this article from these are the most common reasons for sensitive data leaks.

  • Unauthorized application use: 70 percent of IT professionals believe the use of unauthorized programs resulted in as many as half of their companies’ data loss incidents.
  • Misuse of corporate computers: 44 percent of employees share work devices with others without supervision.
  • Unauthorized physical and network access: 39 percent of IT professionals said they have dealt with an employee accessing unauthorized parts of a company’s network or facility.
  • Remote worker security: 46 percent of employees admitted to transferring files between work and personal computers when working from home.
  • Misuse of passwords: 18 percent of employees share passwords with co-workers. That rate jumps to 25 percent in China, India, and Italy.
  • Insecure cloud backups: Many employees will use their own backup drives (NAS drives) when they are using their own computer at work or if their work computer is also being used for personal use. These days many NAS drives auto backup to a cloud space and over 60% of cloud storage locations (especially when built in-house) are unsecured.

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