Staff starting a new job could easily take away sensitive data from their old employer.
A survey of 200 IT professionals by CheckPoint Software Technologies found that most companies left their information wide open to take away, despite claiming employees weren’t allowed to take information from the office.
CheckPoint said three-quarters of firms had no security in place to stop data leaving with ex-employees.
The survey also found that 85% of employees said they could easily download competitive information and take it with them to their next job.
Check Point said 81% of people take files from work to use at home, with the majority dumping their laptops in favour of USB sticks as the preferred method to store data.
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