Digital Disorder is to blame. It can happen accidentally due to a trivial sharing error. Or voluntarily, with just more targeted research. In any case, someone from your company could easily find information about you that violates your privacy.
Four out of ten employees (37 percent) have had fortuitous access in the last to information regarding the salaries, wages and company bonuses, of other colleagues. This is according to one from research published by Kaspersky Lab entitled “Sorting out digital clutter in business.”
Digital disarray: breaches even of trade secrets
What of the applies to unwanted access to salaries applies, all the more so, to corporate business. Files on servers (even those in the cloud) are often easily accessed due to improperly pursued data access policies. The economic value of this kind of information can be extremely high. This type of compromise can lead to facilitating eventual and devastating cyber attacks. Data breaches that can also result in onerous penalties for violating data protection regulations and loss of brand reputation.
Access rights must be regulated, and today’s platforms-SAP, Microsoft, Oracle-all allow for strict and, above all, secure security settings. Often those who leave, voluntarily or involuntarily, remain in possession of their team’s data access credentials. Similarly it happens for suppliers and partners, who can have for the period of time of their collaboration access to shared resources of the company. The Digital Disorder, caused mainly by an exponential increase in the number of data processed and produced in companies, calls for new training policies. Managing Big Data and the resulting flow of documents requires not only innovative analytical capabilities, but also new management policies and responsibilities.
New opportunity for training
According to Kaspersky Lab’s research, only 29 percent of employees know exactly what is in a shared document or professional service used in collaboration with other users or partners.
“In most cases, working in the office these days means working with sensitive and personal data. To protect against related risks, companies should start paying more attention to employee awareness and preparedness on topics such as security, data protection and access policies. All staff, from regular employees to IT specialists, need to know how to use services for file sharing and working together, how to encrypt important documents, and how to recognize a possible phishing email. There are solutions and services on the market that can really help with this.”, said Morten Lehn, general manager Italy at Kaspersky Lab.
F1 Consulting & Services as a company specializing in training cannot but share this contribution. We add that motivational notes in staff training gain even more importance in light of the momentous change that is the Digital Transformation.