Mobile Devices, Cloud Pose Greatest Risks
The greatest data-protection risks to regulated data exist on mobile devices and in the cloud. They hold enormous amounts of data. Even email attachments can contain large files with sensitive health records or passwords. Companies allow workers to use their own mobile devices to access and use regulated data even though the IT professionals in charge of mobile policies told Ponemon the greatest areas of risk to regulated data are mobile devices, cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Ponemon likened the lack of training about data security to handing the car keys to someone without a driver's license.