Well, we finally know how Pfizer lost all those employee records. An employee installed P2P file sharing software on her laptop, and probably shared her entire drive. Oops. I bet I know one person that’s eating alone in the corporate lunchroom.
We originally talked about this a few weeks ago.
I’d like to remind people of my Top 5 Steps to Prevent Information Loss and Data Leaks. Securing endpoints is number 5.
I hate having to clamp down on employees with harsh policies, but limiting P2P on corporate systems is in the category of “reasonable things”.
(thanks to Alex Hutton for the pointer)