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Top-level execs, IT managers account for high share of data leaks in Asean


“It is a disturbing sign to see that a relatively high percentage of leaks stemmed from top managers and system administrators," says Shutemov. - AFP pic

“It is a disturbing sign to see that a relatively high percentage of leaks stemmed from top managers and system administrators," says Shutemov. - AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR: The negligence by top-level executives, information technology administrators, employees and other authorised personnel that have access to sensitive and confidential data had contributed to numbers of data leakages case reported in South-East Asia recently.

According to the latest research findings by InfoWatch Analytics Centre, the research unit of cybersecurity and data leak prevention expert, InfoWatch Group, about 56% of the incidents of compromised data were caused by internal violators and 44% were the result of external attacks and former employees.

   

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