IT departments are expected to be proactive in spotting circumventing risks related to employee technology use before they negatively impact company operations. But sometimes a threat can emerge from behaviours that take place to support business operations – like sharing files.
Recently, M-Files conducted a survey to better understand how these personal applications are being used at work. They reached out to hundreds of professionals and learned the following facts:
• Nearly 50% indicate that they use their personal file sharing and sync solutions to store confidential company information.
• 70% said they did not have or know of corporate file sharing policies.
• 25% responded that their company has experienced information security breaches, data loss, non-compliance issues, loss of control over documents or other problems stemming from the use of personal file sharing and sync solutions.
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