Most common data leak violations

May 12, 2009

With more than two decades of security audits under his belt, Networks Unlimited President Harry Segal has seen it all. Here are the most common violations he encounters.

1. Users sending confidential files to their personal e-mail addresses. Oftentimes, employees will forward sensitive documents to their Hotmail or Gmail accounts so they can work on the files from home. However, more often than not, they use unsecured methods rather the company’s VPN.

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