What causes data theft in the workplace?
MANILA – A recent survey conducted by B2B International in collaboration with Kaspersky Lab showed the main causes of data theft in the workplace.
According to the Global Corporate IT Security Risks 2013 survey, software vulnerabilities is one of the top reasons behind internal IT security incidents, with 39% of companies reporting this issue.
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Employee error, however, is equally high at 32%. Around 30% of companies participating in the survey reported incidents involving the loss or theft of mobile devices at the fault of the employee, while 19% said intentional leaks were committed by their staff.
Meanwhile, about 7% of respondents said employee actions caused leakages of confidential corporate data.
Given these, Kaspersky Lab urged companies to educate employees about IT threats, enforce appropriate security policies, and use specialized security software solutions.