57 Percent of Enterprises Have Lost Devices Containing Sensitive Data


A recent survey of 400 IT decision makers at large companies in the U.S. and the U.K. found that 57 percent of respondents have experienced the loss of company-owned devices containing sensitive information, and 50 percent have experienced situations where terminated employees have tried to access company data or applications after leaving the organization.

SailPoint's annual Market Pulse Survey, conducted by Loudhouse, also found that 52 percent of respondents say employees have read or seen company documents that they shouldn't have had access to, and 45 percent believe that employees within their organization would be prepared to sell company data if offered the right price.

And while 84 percent of enterprises use cloud-based applications to support major business processes and 82 percent allow employees to use their personal devices to access company data or applications, 41 percent say they're unable to manage those technologies as part of their identity and access management strategy.

"There's no denying it, cloud and mobile technologies are becoming mainstream," SailPoint CMO and founder Jackie Gilbert said in a statement. "But, as our survey indicates, enterprises are still 'catching up' to the required levels of oversight and control they need."