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Employee negligence can be a leading contributor to data breaches

More than two in three (68%) organizations suffered one or more data breaches in the past year, a new Ponemon report found. In over two-thirds (69%) of those breaches, paper documents or electronic devices storing sensitive data were either lost or stolen.

65% of managers fear that their company may experience a breach as the result of an employee or a contractor losing a printed document containing sensitive data. Those fears seem more than justified, since 71% of managers have found sensitive documents left behind in the printer. Many managers are also making mistakes that could lead to data breaches, with 77% of them stating that they have emailed confidential data to the wrong email address.

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