Remote Work Exacerbating Data Sprawl

[Editor’s note: the post below is an excerpt of an article by Robert Lemos that ran on darkreading.com]

More than three-quarters of IT executives worry that data sprawl puts their data at risk, especially with employees working from insecure home networks, survey finds.

IT executives increasingly worry about the extent to which employees have saved their company's data in unprotected devices or sent sensitive information through insecure services, according to a survey released by data-governance firm Egnyte in September.

The survey, conducted in August, found that more than three-quarters of CIOs had concerns about content sprawl, with 38 percent very concerned about the issue. While the degree of data sprawl often depends on the department, the rapid move to remote work because of the coronavirus pandemic has become the No. 1 reason cited by CIOs for data replicating to insecure environments. Continue reading on Dark Reading.

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