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Are You Sharing Your Sensitive Data in Teams?

Microsoft Teams has exploded in popularity and become one of the most useful business tools we have for how we work today. As people are working from the office, from their homes or a mixture of both, Microsoft Teams allows everyone to communicate and collaborate even when not working in the same room. But with this remote way of working, it can open doors to some MAJOR security issues. According to new research, nearly 50% of all employees often share confidential and sensitive files through Teams.

This causes a big problem when employees start to use their personal equipment and not their company-issued devices, as their personal devices are not as secure. More than half of employees said that they had shared 'business critical' information using their own personal devices. And to make things even worse, 48% admitted they've accidentally shared files that they should not have sent with the wrong person.

So how can you be sure that your people are using Teams in the safest, most secure way?

The solution lies with regular training and cyber security awareness for employees at all levels of your business – from trainee to CEO.

In addition to this, you need to ensure that you have all the proper safeguards in place to protect your business data. Because IF it was to fall into the wrong hands, the results could be a horrible ordeal. Think of all the terrible consequences if business-sensitive data were shared outside of the business... it could be an expensive legal nightmare.  

Remember, even a trusted app like Teams is only as safe as the people who use it and the devices it’s installed on.

If you need help with cyber security training or putting the proper protections in place, get in touch.

Until next time, keep fit and have fun!

(TYYV) The Yada Yada Version:

Using personal devices to share business-sensitive data on Teams can open doors for MAJOR security issues and yada yada yada make sure your employees only use company-issued devices while working. 

Mitch Redekopp
Article Written by Mitch Redekopp

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