As content growth proliferates out of control, the sensitive data it contains becomes increasingly vulnerable to leaks, breaches and compliance fines.
Nearly half of C-suite IT execs (40 percent) say increased risk of data breaches is their top concern when it comes to content sprawl.
Top Concerns About Content Sprawl
The risks of compromised data are not theoretical. On average, 47 percent of corporate files contain sensitive data such as personal identifying information, credit card numbers and even Social Security numbers.
With employees at home, there’s increasing concern that their connection could be lacking security.
Diversity in Data Risk
Content sprawl and remote work are opening up new threat vectors, but no single concern dominates:
Employee Report Card
Just 29% of C-suite IT executives give their employees an “A” grade for following procedure to keep files and documents secure. That means that 71% think their employees could do better to protect sensitive data.
As companies adapt to increase remote work, many still struggle with personal device management that can introduce risk.