Protect Confidential Client Data
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act aims to ensure effective management of personal data, which means we are undergoing fundamental changes to the ways in which we process information. Data controllers are traditionally focused on malicious threats, like ransomware or brute force attacks. However, the most common data breaches are often the ones we least anticipate:
- MISDIRECTED EMAILS: Misaddressed emails were the #1 cause of digital data security breach reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for the last four quarters.
- COMPANY LEAVERS: Almost 60% of employees steal company information when they leave or are asked to leave; 67% of [those stealing information/employees] take sensitive data to a new job, according to the Ponemon Institute.
- HUMAN ERROR: Alongside misaddressed emails, incorrect attachments, loss or theft of paperwork, and failure to use bcc when sending email are the among highest reported incidents; more data breaches are caused by human error than by malicious attacks.
Tessian protects the Legal Sector, Financial Services, and FTSE 100 companies across the spectrum.