This goes out for all those company executives who work from home. They should deploy adequate security measure to safeguard the company’s data.
The world’s largest antivirus developer Symantec have found that many people handle sensitive company data in their computer. Many workers take out sensitive data without their manager’s permission.
It is reported that as many as 42 percent take the data out citing that it is needed for their project work. 36 percent people email the data and another 32 percent copy in external drive.
Jamie Cowper from Symantec said, “They know they're taking serious risks with sensitive information, but seem to think … they can get away with it as long as they're careful."
The bosses should follow strict procedure so that better security is provided to that sensitive information.
In a recent study by Sophos it was found that 40 percent of the social network users receiver malware via these websites. It was revealed that an employer deals with data security risks every day.
A survey was done by Symantec, which reveals that 36 percent of 1,000 workers had email files to a webmail account or third party.
32 percent use insecure USB stick for coping the data or an mp3 player.
"However, the risk created by employees who walk away with a copy of a confidential database attached to their car keys because they wanted to work on it over the weekend must also be taken into consideration," Professor David Wall added.