The most frustrating job in corporate IT security

Whatever you do, never be responsible for end-user security on SharePoint

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One third of the Radicati respondents said more than half of the content in the system is mission critical.

    So, just to summarize:
  • if these two studies are at all accurate, there will soon be almost half a billion users of SharePoint worldwide;
  • one-sixth of all the documents in all SharePoint systems will be mission critical;
  • at least half of SharePoint end users will be willing to remove secure documents from all the security SharePoint or their employers put on the documents;
  • of those willing to remove documents from SharePoint, nearly all are willing to email them to toher people, including people outside the company, who would then be free to do whatever they want with what may often be mission-critical documents.

In most companies there is a small staff of document-management, records-management or IT security specialists who are in overall charge of keeping unstructured data like documents secure and training users how to do so as well.

After reading these reports, the only thing I can think to say to them is: get a different job. And good luck.

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