Data reveals average company has 9.9 million accessible files to any employee
"In 2015, the average company had roughly 9.9 million files accessible to every employee regardless of their roles.
Varonis collected a year's worth of anonymous data from dozens of customer risk assessments conducted in mid-to-large companies in various sectors. The data was collected during risk assessments for potential customers on a limited subset of their file systems.
An average of 28% of all folders (1.1 million) with the ‘everyone' group permission enabled was open to all network users. The ‘everyone' group refers to permissions when originally set up, making it very easy for hackers to steal company data.
It was discovered that 70% of all folders contained stale data that hadn't been touched in six months. 31% of 25,000 user accounts had not logged in for the past 60 days, suggesting that they belonged to former employees, employees who've changed roles, or consultants and contractors with engagements that have ended.”
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