A survey by Insider Data Breach asked more than 4,000 employees their thoughts on data breaches and acceptable behaviors when sharing data.
The survey found the following about employees:
The rest of the survey states that employees who accidentally shared data was due to rushing and making mistakes (43 percent), high-pressure work environment (30 percent), and tired/not as careful (29 percent).
Here are a few suggestions to prevent employee data breaches:
It is easy to blame the employee but it starts with management providing the knowledge and tools to prevent data breaches. Once your employees are trained accordingly on the policies and procedures, then you can place sanctions to protect your practice.
**The opinions and observations from the group/author are not a promise to exempt your practice from fines and penalties. Research, modify, and tailor the advice to fit your specialty.