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Data export leaves firms vulnerable, says research




Data export leaves firms vulnerable, says research
Data export leaves firms vulnerable, says research



http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=110206 

By John E. Dunn
Techworld
29 January 2009

The tendency of firms to distribute sensitive data to offices around the 
globe could be creating a new form of information vulnerability, a 
report has suggested.

Researched for sponsor McAfee, the 'Unsecured Economies: Protecting 
Vital Information' survey points to a range of security issues - some of 
them tied to the worsening economy - but the issue of how and where data 
such as customer information is distributed in enterprises is connected 
to longer-running themes such as worker outsourcing and globalisation.

The 1,000 CIO-level professionals surveyed for the report in the US, UK, 
Japan, China, India, Brazil and the Middle East, reported an average of 
$12 million (8.3 million) of sensitive data resided abroad per firm, in 
addition to $17 million of intellectual property (IP).

How far this data dissemination trend had gone depended on country, with 
Japan showing the lowest at $8.2 million, with the UK the most exposed 
with $15.2 million. As to IP specifically, China was the most at risk, 
with $61 million in foreign hands.

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