Employee Data More Exposed Than Customer Data: Study

Kelly Jackson Higgins reports:

Midsized companies do a better job protecting their customer information than that of their own employees or their internal intellectual property, a new study found.

Nearly one-third of companies and organizations with 100- to 2,000 employees in the US, Canada, India, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia, say they don’t regularly encrypt their employees’ bank information, and 43% don’t always encrypt human resources files. Nearly half say they don’t routinely encrypt employee health information, according to the Vanson Bourne survey conducted on behalf of security vendor Sophos.

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