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Government Data Breaches: An Inside Job? [Infographic]

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Nearly one in four government organizations will incur a large-scale data breach—the highest percentage of any industry. What’s more, the majority of breaches are coming from the inside. That’s right, from employees who improperly use, share and dispose of information, data and documents. It’s the citizens of your own network who are causing the most damage.

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Government Data Breaches: An Inside Job? [Infographic]

  1. 1. Government Data Breaches: An Inside Job? Why you’re not as secure as you may think. Nearly one in four government organizations will incur a large-scale data breach—the highest percentage of any industry.1 What’s more, the majority of breaches are coming from the inside. That’s right, from employees who improperly use, share and dispose of information, data and documents. It’s the citizens of your own network who are causing the most damage. This inside job calls for an inside fix. Xerox can help, improving visibility over employees, giving you control over who can access what and better protecting your data and documents from misuse and abuse. 1. 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, 2014, Ponemon Institute LLC 2. U.S. Cybercrime: Rising risks, reduced readiness 3. Closing the Print Security Gap, 2015, Louella Fernandes 4. 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, 2014, Verizon 5. Solarwinds Federal Cybersecurity Survey, March 2014 ©2015 Xerox Corporation. All rights reserved. Xerox® and Xerox and Design® are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. BR14168 Government agencies accidentally disclose data more than any other industry.4 of organizations overlook security in contract negotiations with vendors.2 of miscellaneous errors leaking data involve documents.4 of insider misuse is privilege abuse.4 of breaches involve IT system glitches.2 of organizations lack a formal plan for insider breaches.2 of government IT pros say negligent insiders are the top security threat.5 of organizations provide inadequate employee oversight.2 of the public sector has never run a print security assessment.3 of miscellaneous errors leaking data result from improper disposal.4 of the public sector has had a print-related data breach.3 51% 53% 88% 25% 72% 69% 93% 49% 84% 20% Visit xerox.com/security for more.

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