Inside a data leak audit

When the director of IT at a Boston-based, midsize pharmaceutical firm was first approached to participate in a data leakage audit, he was thrilled. He figured the audit would uncover a few weak spots in the company’s data leak defenses and he would then be able to leverage the audit results into funding for additional security resources.

But he got way more than he bargained for. The 15-day audit identified 11,000 potential leaks, and revealed gaping holes in the IT team’s security practices. 

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