The C-Suite: Your Company’s Greatest IT Risk

In the era of headline-grabbing ransomware attacks and lawsuits over stolen trade secrets, cybersecurity is more important than ever. According to our recent CTRL-Z Study, a pan-global report looking into the data practices of some of the world’s largest organizations and most senior stakeholders, 42 percent of those surveyed believe that losing all data on their corporate endpoints would destroy their business. With such importance placed on keeping endpoint data secure, you would assume that the C-suite would lead by example and practice safe “data hygiene” practices, right?

Well, that assumption is all wrong.

Three quarters (75 percent) of CEOs and more than half (52 percent) of business decision makers admit that they use applications or programs that are not approved by their IT department. The vast majority (80 percent) of CEOs and 65 percent of BDMs also say they use these unauthorized solutions to ensure productivity. This is despite 91 percent of CEOs and 83 percent of BDMs acknowledging that their behaviors could be considered a security risk to their organization.

What does this mean for your organization? Get the full picture of how C-suite actions could affect your organization in the infographic below.

The C-Suite: Your Company’s Greatest IT RiskThe Code42 CTRL-Z Study 2017


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