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Report: Bad policies and practices put data at risk [Infographic]

May 01, 20171 min
Data and Information SecuritySecurity

The 2017 Varonis Data Risk Report shows the scope of the risk associated with corporate data files.

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Almost every company has data stored in its systems that is overexposed and at risk. That’s the finding of the recently released 2017 Varonis Data Risk Report. The report is based on assessments that Varonis conducts for its customers and prospects to determine which data is at risk. The report data is aggregated and anonymized.

What this year’s report revealed is that much of the risk is due to bad policy or failure to follow an established policy. For example, files were accessible to people who should not have access, complex permissions rules negatively impacted enforceability, and some companies fail to properly audit data for risk. The report also found that these risks were consistent across geographies and industries.