There are several sorts of data leakage, and it is critical to recognize that the issue may arise from either an external or internal source. Protective measures must target all areas to avoid the most prevalent data leakage concerns. Unauthorized data leaking does not always imply hostile intent. The good news is that most data leaking occurrences are unintentional. Unfortunately, unintended data leaking might still result in the same sanctions and reputational harm since legal duties are not mitigated.While an employee may have signed and agreed on an employment contract that effectively represents trust and confidence between employer and employee, there is nothing to prevent them from leaking secret information out of the building if they become dissatisfied or are given a significant payoff by hackers. Data exfiltration is another term for this form of data leaking.
As part of their job, many firms provide workers with access to the internet, email, and instant messaging. The issue is that all of these media may transmit files or access other sources through the internet. Malware is often and successfully used to attack various media. A cybercriminal, for example, may fake a real company email account and request critical information be delivered to them. The information, which may include financial data or critical pricing information, would be sent inadvertently by the user. Phishing assaults are another kind of cyberattack that has a high success rate for data leaking. Simply by clicking on a link and viewing a web page containing malicious code, an attacker might get access to a computer or network and obtain the information they want. Nothing can be much done after a client’s data has been disclosed. You may make a complaint, notify authorities of the infringement, and wait for the law to take care of the situation. Concentrate on teaching personnel and providing them with the knowledge and confidence to make security choices; implementing mobile call monitoring to capture mobile calls could also help.
To know more, below is an infographic from TeleMessage discussing protecting private, confidential, and sensitive information from leakage.