2014 State of Collaboration Security Report is Available!

Last year I posted this, and this year I will do the same. The guys over at Cipherpoint (shout out to Mike Fleck)have published their “State of Collaboration Security Report“. I recommend heading over to their site and downloading it. As a teaser, some of the content you will see:

54% of surveyed organizations have experienced at least one security incident or breach of a file sharing or collaboration system. This statistic is up from 33% last year. We don’t know if the increase is due to more breaches or better ability to recognize them

67% of organizations plan to improve security for file sharing and collaboration. Perhaps this is the result of the above

Only 46% of organizations said that information security is responsible for the data security of information in file sharing and collaboration platforms. I feel that number is too low and I predict it will increase as information security teams expand their Data Loss Prevention deployments to SharePoint and the business critical nature of SharePoint becomes undeniable.

To get the report use this link

As you all know I like “infographics” too, a picture that can replace a 100 words is always better, so here is the one that was created for this too.

2014 State of Collaboration Security



Liam Cleary

I work as an Associate Director for Protiviti in Virginia. My main focus is to ensure that SharePoint can either natively or with minimal customization meet the business requirement securely. I am currently a SharePoint MVP focused on Architecture but also cross the boundary into Development and Security. I am often found at user groups, conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching my kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet and sometimes building Lego robots.

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