By Andy Cagle
Egnyte recently commissioned a study to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted businesses’ ability to maintain data security and governance with a distributed workforce. The results can be found in our inaugural Data Governance Trends Report. The report offers insights into tools that the 400 IT leaders implemented to help weather the abrupt change, but it also explains the human side of data protection and governance in the age of COVID.
The bottom line, not surprisingly, is that remote work increases the level of difficulty of proper data governance and security to prevent attacks like hacks, ransomware, and data carelessness. Only 29 percent of CIOs surveyed gave their employees an “A” grade for maintaining file security and ensuring proper data governance during COVID-induced remote work. From content sprawl in multi-cloud environments to unsecured WiFi to shared computers within a household, the new remote work reality has created a laundry list of new challenges for CIOs.
Continue reading to learn how to mitigate the risks associated with the human side of data governance and information security.