Human Error Causes Most Serious Data Loss

Human error accounts for three quarters of incidents where sensitive data is lost, new research has revealed. A report from the IT Policy Compliance Group says a fifth of organizations are hit by 22 or more sensitive data losses a year, with customer, financial, corporate, employee and IT security data going missing because it is stolen, leaked or destroyed.

It reveals that user error is responsible for half of all sensitive data losses, with policy violations -- either deliberate or accidental- accounting for another 25 percent. Human Error Causes Most Serious Data Loss - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th March 2007 1:17AM