Tuesday, December 04, 2007

UK: Research Indicates IT Departments Are Biggest Source of Data Leaks

Via ComputerWorld UK.

IT personnel are to blame in 30% of all data breach incidents, according to research from security services firm Orthus.

Orthus monitored more than 100,000 hours of user activity over the last year through its data leakage audit service. The software, installed on endpoints, servers and terminal servers, records how sensitive information is removed from the corporate infrastructure, providing time and date stamped visual evidence of these data leaks.

Orthus found that IT departments were responsible for 30% of incidents. The customer service department is also a common offender, responsible for 22% of the incidents identified.

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