5 High-Risk Security Blunders of Senior Managers

In a recent survey, many senior leaders admitted to frequently engaging in high-risk behavior.
January 10, 2014


Fifty-eight percent of senior leaders have accidentally sent the wrong person sensitive information, compared to only twenty-five percent of workers overall.

There are many forces of calamity at work here, but on the whole we can blame auto-fill, says Friedberg. "[Senior managers] have a million things going on. Often they are writing emails in taxis and trains and before the plane door is about to close so they get victimized more by the auto fill function, and I think that is generally the leading cause of sending materials to the wrong person."

Although there is protection for inadvertent disclosure at the end of most corporate communications you have to spend a lot of time proving it was actually inadvertent and irregular. At these levels, there is little "irregular" and defensible about it.

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