Most organizations have security controls in place to protect sensitive data from outside threats. Preventing data leakage from inside the organization is another matter.
For its 2019 Global Data Risk Report, Varonis Data Lab analyzed 54 billion files across 785 companies in more than 30 industries. The researchers found that 1.2 million folders — 22 percent of those analyzed — were accessible to every employee. More than half (53 percent) of companies had at least 1,000 sensitive files open to all employees.