For 46% of IT security heads, accidental employee breach is a top concern

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January 15, 2020, 12:50 PM UTC

Risk from external emails shot up from 50% to 54% over the last year.

Cited research from Egress, an email security company found that that 44% of company executives report that employees unknowingly revealed personally identifiable information (PII) or business-sensitive information using their official email account. For 46% of IT security decision makers, accidental employee breaches are one of their top concerns.

Both corporate and personal emails are means for accidental data leaks. File sharing services at 39%, collaboration tools at 34% and SMS instant messaging at 33% are some at-risk applications.

Further, risks with external emails have gone up from 50% to 54% over the last year. 93% of IT decision makers note that companies have taken steps to comply with GDPR and CCPA. 58.8% of companies have improved their use of existing security technologies.

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