Every once in a while a great article comes out on why companies are losing their data, despite the investments they’ve made in security. This article was published earlier in the year, and I’ve referenced it in many of my classes and executive luncheons…it’s absolutely worth reading! I have included two links; the first is the original article, the second drills down to review the kind of data Avi Baumstein found after building his own P2P search engine. Make sure you look at the second link – it’s not a technical article, but it contains the sound bites you need for your next security discussion!
The bottom line of both links is this; companies that allow their data to be used on home systems, or allow family users to access the Internet through your client’s work system are in big trouble. You can’t read this and walk away feeling like “you’ve got it covered! Great information for those selling Data Leakage Prevention Solutions. Also great insights for assessment initiatives.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/206903416 (updated link on April 10, 2012)