Study: Most companies can’t protect confidential documents

A majority of companies don’t have the technology in place to keep employees from sharing confidential documents, according to a study released today.

In particular, only 36 percent of over 600 IT practitioners at large companies said that their companies were able to restrict the sharing of confidential documents with third parties, and only 27 percent were able to restrict sharing between employees.

“A lot of people focus on regulatory compliance, like personally identifiable information or PCI,” said Ron Arden, COO at data security vendor Fasoo, which sponsored the study. PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, spells out how companies must protect credit card data.

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