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Empowered Employees Might Increase Security Woes

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-20-2012
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According to the CompTIA study, 75 percent of executives say they are "very confident" in their company's ability to secure itself against outside attack.

The corporate world is increasingly encouraging CIOs to put power in the hands of employees. In the past, employees were expected to toe the line with company-provided technology, but nowadays the business side wants you to hand over more access to devices, cloud services and networks. The business side reasons that with such increased access, employees will be more productive. However, a new study from CompTIA, a not-for-profit organization that supports the IT industry, says that giving employees more power creates greater security issues in the office. From human error to lack of education, employees are walking opportunities for companies to lose valuable data and, potentially, boatloads of cash. So, while giving employees more control might seem nice, and arming them with more tools might make them more productive, those benefits can't outweigh the security issues your company might face.

 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 

 

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