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Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 26, 2015.

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    Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risk, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users.

    According to newly-released research by CloudLock, which analyzed the behavior of 10 million users during the second quarter of this year, these users are sending out plain-text passwords, sharing files, accidentally downloading malware, clicking on phishing links, using risky applications, reusing passwords, and engaging in other types of dangerous behaviors.

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    These users include both rank-and-file employees as well as super-privileged users, software architects, and non-human accounts used to perform automated tasks.

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