In 2018 SearchInform held a number of seminars conducting Road Show in 4 regions worldwide. South Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and CIS have taken part in the annual anonymous survey presenting the relevant level of data risk awareness and expertise from across 10 industries, including IT, power engineering, manufacturing and transport, finance and banking, retail, hospitality, healthcare, state defense, logistics and construction.
15 countries have shared their experience and methods introduced to protect the corporate network
62% and 68% of South African and MENA countries’ companies accordingly don’t have a specific department monitoring information usage and assign IT officers to manage data safety issues
Human factor is identified as the biggest threat according to the respondents representing each of the
regions which participated in the survey, and Latin America shows the highest percentage
Alexei Parfentiev, leading analyst at SearchInform
We observe the willing of managers to foreknow a problem, to understand the incentives, the reasons which make employees compromise corporate assets. And it is not just about monitoring loyalty issues – negative feedback and sabotage.
Employers seek to comprehend the problems of their staff members, to recognise situations which might undermine the wellbeing of the colleagues and interfere with business processes: drug or gambling addiction, extremism. Such an approach has a positive effect on a company’s internal workflow and increases the level of security in the regions.