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February 16 2015

1 in 5 Employees Going Rogue with Corporate Data

Companies around the world have reason to be worried about the use of cloud applications to share mission-critical information. In fact, 1 in 5 employees has uploaded proprietary corporate data to a cloud application, such as Dropbox or Google Docs, with the specific intent of sharing it outside of the company. The SailPoint survey also found a clear disconnect between cloud usage across the business and existing IT controls with an alarming 66% of users able to access those cloud storage applications after leaving their last job. Despite that 60% of employees stated they were aware that their employer strictly forbids taking intellectual property after leaving the company, 1 in 4 admitted they would take copies anyways.