The Blame Game or Just Plain Stupidity?
Way back in 2014, I wrote a blog about passwords and the security gap it causes in organizations. I just ran across another report, authored by Cameron Coles, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Skyhigh, ‘Why 87.3% of Companies Use Office 365’, which is well worth the read. Two of the six take aways I found interesting, considering my penchant for passwords.
In the report, Skyhigh noted that there was a ‘surprising amount’ of sensitive data that is being loaded to Office 365 and OneDrive. “More specifically, 17.4 percent of documents in OneDrive and SharePoint Online contain sensitive data. This includes personally identifiable info, protected health info, payment data and confidential data.” Now, 17.4 percent may not seems like a large number, but if you are talking about documents numbering in the millions, it becomes a more serious matter.
The second highlight, that hasn’t changed since I wrote my first blog about passwords, is that the average company has 143 files on OneDrive that includes the name ‘password’.
On the one hand, blame the end user, on the other hand blame IT. If a data breach would happen, we all know someone would be blamed. Who do you think that would be?