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Jun 6, 2006

Information gushes forth

A Proofpoint/Forrester survey on outbound email content scanning found that around a third of the 400+ US and UK 1,000+ employee companies surveyed have been impacted by the exposure of sensitive or embarrassing information in the last 12 months. More than a third! They estimate that around one in five outbound emails contains sensitive information that poses a legal, financial or regulatory risk. Given that not all organizations scan outbound email content, the true figures seem likely to be even higher. About half of email that should be encrypted is encrypted. [The fact that Proofpoint sells email security solutions may put a question mark over the validity of the survey although it was conducted on their behalf by Forrester Research.]
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