Session Location: Camellia 1 on the Ballroom Level
Every firm can learn from the high-profile victims of avoidable data breaches like PepsiCo, Boeing, and Goldman Sachs.
The largest cause of reported data breaches in 2017, worldwide, was human error. And, in recent years, many high-profile companies have fallen victim to breaches that could have been prevented if they had systems in place to protect against human error.
High-profile industry data breaches in the headlines
- A lawyer at a firm representing PepsiCo accidentally sent a Wall Street Journal reporter confidential documents full of past whistleblower claims involving the company.
- Boeing disclosed the data of 36,000 staff members when an employee emailed a spreadsheet to his spouse for help with formatting.
- Goldman Sachs sent highly confidential account information to a gmail.com address instead of the internal gs.com domain.
- The risk advisor and insurance brokerage firm Willis North America agreed to pay for two years of identity theft protection for 4,830 people after an employee accidentally sent out a spreadsheet full of personal information.
Your firm may spend thousands of dollars on firewalls and network security measures but think how easy it is for staff to make a mistake with email. How confident are you someone in the firm won’t accidentally send an email to the wrong person, attach the wrong document, or expose hidden data?
In this session, Ben Mitchell will look closely at a series of recent high-profile data breaches and explain how they could have been prevented. Ben will explain how firms can strengthen their data protection strategy by eliminating human error as a source of data breaches.
Session details based on the ILTACON 2018 Content Roadmap
This session is perfect for CIOs of large firms, leaders from small to mid-size firms, knowledge managers, and core IT.
It covers risk and security issues, security/privacy/compliance, and risk management.
Learn how to manage the leading cause of data breaches; demonstrate Privacy by Design by implementing additional checks and balances; and mitigate the risk associated with human error.
About the presenter
Ben Mitchell is the Global Head of Commercial Operations. Ben is responsible for managing DocsCorp’s global operations from the London office. Ben is a seasoned sales professional with an extensive 20-year history of managing and building sales organizations in the technology industry.