We’ve all been there; heart racing, palms sweating, and gasps of remorse while frantically pressing the email recall button and praying you haven’t done what you think you have just done. You guessed it, I’m talking about the “oops” email – the email that you should not have just sent. The email that could cost you your job, your reputation and a sizable amount of regret!
Suggesting that IT is responsible for protecting today’s data is like suggesting a car dealership is responsible for the safety of drivers. Ultimately, you can buy a car from a dealership, but it’s your responsibility to be safe and avoid accidents. IT alone can’t cover the “oops” email or any other user blunders. As we move forward in a world where users are responsible for creating and handling an organization’s most important asset – data – it’s imperative to make users aware of their responsibility. After all, users are often much more aware of the sensitivity of a file than a machine can be.
I hear you asking: “Why is it my responsibility when we have all these great security systems?”