The recession is creating camaraderie amongst workforces, at the expense of their employers, is the finding of a transatlantic survey. Carried out amongst 600 office workers in Canary Wharf London and Wall Street New York, 41% of workers have already taken sensitive data with them to their new position, whilst a third would pass on company information if it proved useful in getting friends or family a job.
- 85% of people admit they know it’s illegal to download corporate data.
- 57% of people say it is easier to take sensitive data this year, up 29% from last year
- Top of the list is customer and contact details
During this current recession people are doing whatever they can to have an edge, especially in a new job. If I take my current customer list to me new job, then I will instantly have a leg up.
As an employer you need to protect your data, do you even know where your data is? Using a tool like Symantec’s DLP you can find that information, track that information and prevent it from leaving your network.