Recession, social media adds risk on companies’ data loss issues

Now that there are more ways for employees to casually interact online, companies cites an increasing risk of exposing sensitive data to the general public. A recent study shows a more than 10% increase in the number of companies “impacted by the exposure of sensitive or embarrassing information.”  Although email is still the number one source of data leaks, social networking sites like  Facebook,  YouTube, blogs and Twitter contribute to the risk of company employees divulging proprietary and confidential information  online.  

Aside from the technological aspect, the current economic state brings risks to companies’ data concerns. Data leakage caused by the recession have been attributed to layoffs, budget constraints and resignations. 

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