Rueben Rodriguez, Head of Product Marketing
March 14, 2023
Everyone can agree, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms have revolutionized the way businesses operate, providing them with scalable and flexible solutions that can be spun up quickly to solve business needs while fostering collaboration. However, with the rise of SaaS applications, new challenges have arisen, particularly with respect to data security and who is ultimately responsible for the data traversing within them. A key challenge around SaaS data security is the risk of data loss when an employee leaves the organization.
This is because when an employee leaves an organization, they may take sensitive data with them or cause damage to company data either intentionally or unintentionally. In fact per Osterman Research 69% of the organizations surveyed have suffered a loss of data or knowledge as a result of an employee departure. This can lead to legal and regulatory issues, loss of intellectual property, and reputational damage.
Here are some of the sensitive SaaS data risks associated with leaving employees and how you can look to mitigate them:
Whether an employee is leaving, either on their own accord or due to restructuring, they can pose a significant risk to your organization based upon the SaaS data they have access to. To mitigate these risks, organizations must ensure they have clear data policies in place and put their policies into action with the correct processes and data security tools in order to mitigate risk. By taking proactive steps and leveraging SaaS data analytics with automation, organizations can prevent data loss, comply with regulations, and safeguard their sensitive data.
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