In “Yahoo Breach Shows That Boards May Be Their Own Worst Enemy” (Compliance Week, 4 Oct. 2016), Austin Berglas explains that by allowing executives or employees to email propriety company information to personal email accounts, the information is now outside of the IT department’s control.
According to Austin, “What happens if that individual sends corporate information to his global drive or uploads it to Dropbox and doesn’t have the proper password or two-factor authentication in place? You will not have the ability to track that data. If that employee, board member, or executive leaves the company, you have no way of containing the data that individual has taken. These are big, big problems.”
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