Privileged Users and Threats to Confidential Data

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By Tim Buckley Owen

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One of the biggest risks of corporate data theft comes from privileged insiders looking at stuff they shouldn't - sometimes out of simple curiosity. As ever, technology is only part of the solution; so too is having a proper access policy and monitoring staff behaviour. With a growing number of people having their personal data compromised, United States officials are calling for a proper system of data breach notification. Meanwhile Britain (which supposedly has one already) is worried that most organisations keep their worst breaches secret. They may not be too bothered about fines, Britain's privacy boss says - but they are worried about their reputation.

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