Do you know every 60 seconds there are:
- 98,000+ Tweets
- 11 million instant messages
- 698,445 Google searches
- 168+ million emails sent
- 1,820TB of data created
- 217 New mobile users
What’s my point? People love their Internet communication toys? No, the real point is security. Although the above are global numbers, many points are admissible in a court of law. It is the organization’s responsibility to protect and secure tweets, instant messages, and emails. Finding privacy or confidentiality holes in unstructured content is hard. It’s a growing problem, even more so with the use of the cloud. My guesstimate is that more than 95% are harmless. But what about the remainder? Content needs to be analyzed as it is created or ingested, not after the fact. To accomplish this, there are tools available, such as ours, that will identify exposures, either privacy or confidential and remove them from search or portability. Even something as simple as restricting the ability to download files can prevent 63% of potential exposures before they occur. It’s a help.
What measures do you take to safeguard privacy or confidential information, either in the cloud or on-premise?
(If you have a few minutes and use SharePoint or Office 365, could you kindly take our metadata survey? You could win a free conference pass to Microsoft Ignite. We would greatly appreciate it)