Most people transfer at least one file or more a day without giving it much thought. But chances are high those files contain some form of sensitive information. In fact, a new survey of 200 IT professionals in the financial services sector conducted by Blackberry illustrates how pervasive this issue has become.
Announced this week at a Blackberry Security Summit event, the survey finds there were security breaches caused by the use of personal email and file-sharing accounts (20 percent) as well as the use of personal software or devices for corporate business (20 percent). The survey also finds that one-third of the IT professionals reported end users in their organization are using file-sharing applications not approved by IT.