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5 Ways Remote Work is Putting Your Data at Risk

by | Aug 27, 2020

Remote Work Proves Risky Business

The way we work has changed dramatically in the past six months. But in an effort to quickly roll out collaboration solutions and enable remote work, have we sacrificed the security of business-critical data? New reports suggest data loss from within the organization or insider threats — stemming from employee and contractor negligence and theft — is a bigger problem now, more than ever, since the shift to remote work during the pandemic.

Third party access is a data loss vector that can’t be ignored either. 59% of companies have reported they’ve experienced a data breach caused by one of their vendors or third parties that have access to their data.

Frankly, remote work isn’t going away any time soon. Half of executives (55%) expect to extend options for most of their office workers to work from home at least one day a week post-COVID, up from the 39% of companies who did so before the pandemic. It’s critical to prioritize data protection practices now and for the future to support remote work and safeguard your data.

How Remote Work is Fueling Data Loss and What to Do About It

The truth is your employees and contractors need to get their work done – even if it means breaking the rules about data usage and sharing. It’s in your best interest to provide a safe and controlled collaboration environment to prevent breaches without impacting productivity in the office or at home. If you don’t, you risk them forgetting or ignoring the rules.

We’ve assembled the facts about this alarming trend in a new Infographic, including:

  • Who’s responsible for data loss.
  • How it’s seeping out of your organization daily.
  • What it’s costing you.

We also offer 4 simple steps your organization can take to address growing data loss that has been amplified by employees and contractors working from home.

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