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Six Critical Digital Workplace Security Risks and How to Avoid Them

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Data Leaks: A Top Digital Collaboration Security Risk

by Aware HQ


A single data leak can cause millions of dollars or more in damage to an organization. ESNs and collaboration tools that aren’t properly monitored or secured expose the enterprise to possible data leaks and general chaos.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs found this out the hard way with its unsecured use of Yammer and other collaboration tools over several years. Individual employees had established their own Yammer networks and accounts, employed disparate tools and set their own rules without any oversight — creating an enormous ESN security gap. When the Inspector General investigated the situation in 2015, it found a trail of security issues and an agency ripe for leaks. Damage ensued. The VA’s reputation was damaged; it lost the trust of veterans and other stakeholders; and its CIO was fired.

Learn more in the "Top Six Critical Digital Workplace Security Risks — and How to Avoid Them".

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