Where Do You Fall Within the Data Protection Divide?

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mft 200mIpswitch recently conducted a survey of more than100 IT professionals unveiling that employees feel an overwhelming sense of personal responsibility to protect corporate information or data. While accountability was high (84 percent) from an individual standpoint, 42 percent of respondents indicated that their organization does not mandate methods for securely transferring corporate files or have an automated system in place to mitigate the risk of human error.

The numbers would indicate that a lack of corporate oversight has had a critical impact on business operations for many companies; 18 percent of respondents report they have lost files containing sensitive information, 11 percent have spent more than an hour trying to retrieve missing files, and 10 percent have lost files completely after spending significant time looking for them. Lost or misdirected data has the potential to cost organizations both from a monetary and compliance standpoint.

A few additional findings:

  • 15 percent cite that while their organizations do have a process/method in place for transferring information, employees “go rogue” and regularly work around them,
  • 10 percent report that file transfer methods have caused their organization to be out of compliance with a regulation or corporate policy,
  • 33 percent liken their file transfer process to a library: Files are kept in one place for people to find them,
  • And for 16 percent of respondents, it is like a mediocre delivery service: Files are tracked inconsistently.

So, where does your organization fall within the data protection divide? If there is a lack of corporate oversight of file transfer processes, it might be time to consider a managed file transfer solution. You can find out more about the results in the infographic below. I look forward to your questions and comments!

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  1. Posted July 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s good to see that so many professionals feel the need to protect their company’s data. So let’s give them the tools and training do to just that!

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    Ken is currently the Director of Product Marketing for Ipswitch File Transfer and is responsible for all product messaging, positioning and marketing content around the product portfolio. Prior to joining Ipswitch, Ken was the Director of Product Marketing at Metalogix, one of the largest Microsoft SharePoint ISVs. Ken was responsible for all marketing activity around the Metalogix Replicator product line, including go-to-market research, positioning, content generation, and program strategy. Before Metalogix, Ken was the Director of Marketing at Axceler, where he led the company’s global strategy and marketing efforts including marketing strategy, lead generation, market awareness, competitive positioning and branding. Prior to Axceler, Ken led the product marketing team for the managed hosting business at Computer Sciences Corporation. Ken’s past experience also includes IBM, ATG, and Lotus Development Corporation. Ken holds a BA in mathematics / computer science from Hamilton College and an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.