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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Risky Employee E-mail Habits Threaten Business

Results of the survey show that 68 percent of U.S. employees who use e-mail at work have sent or received e-mail via their work e-mail account that could place their company at risk.  A majority of employees who use e-mail at work (61 percent) admit they have used e-mail at work for personal use.

Results also show that nearly half (48 percent) say they have sent or received joke e-mails, funny pictures/movies, funny stories of a questionable tone.

While 73 percent of the respondents indicated that they are aware of corporate e-mail policies, less than half (46 percent) claimed they always adhere to the policy.

41 percent indicated they would prefer to keep important e-mails indefinitely, most businesses place limits on the amount of e-mail that can be stored.  And such limitations may be leading to practices that could jeopardize security.

The survey reported that half the respondents have saved e-mail outside the corporate network.

http://www.securitypipeline.com/news/174300713

Posted on 11/16
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