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Annual Data Exposure Report 2022

Spotlight On Risk Of Cloud Technologies And Need For Better Insider Risk Education

Great Resignation and hybrid-remote workforce create urgent data exposure challenges.

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New challenges for data exposure, leak and theft

Findings from the Annual Data Exposure Report found that cybersecurity teams are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to protecting sensitive corporate data. Three compounding trends vastly increase the risk to organizations: 

  1. Continued adoption of cloud technologies, the role those technologies play in data exposure and security’s lack of visibility into them
  1. The impact of the Great Resignation and departing employees’ theft of IP
  1. Ongoing misunderstanding and poor communication between stakeholders at the board, security leadership and security practitioner levels. 

The 2022 study surveyed 700 business leaders, security leaders and practitioners from companies in the U.S.

Learn more about the factors leading to increased Insider Risk.

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Key findings from the report

1 in 3

chance that your company will lose IP when an employee quits.


don’t know what and/or how much sensitive data departing employees take to other companies.

7 in 10

say sensitive data stored outside of corporate storage is most likely to be on local machines, personal hard drives or personal cloud storage.


of companies experience challenges in protecting corporate data from Insider Risks.


are concerned that employees have become lax in their cybersecurity practices due to the shift to hybrid-remote work.

Is your business prepared to address these urgent challenges?

Download the Annual Data Exposure Report 2022 to learn more.

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