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Shred-it’s 2019 Data Protection Report

Insider Threats Plague U.S. Businesses as Human Error and Deliberate Sabotage Lead to Data Breaches

Shred-it’s 2019 Data Protection Report reveals that an organization’s employees are the Achilles heel of their information and data security, yet nearly one-third of the workforce admit they would look for a new job if their company suffered a data breach.

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Learn more about how American businesses can protect their organization from information security threats.

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This year, Shred-it studied several groups to best understand the information security perceptions and behaviors across a broad spectrum of audiences.

C-Suites & SBOs

Find out how leaders of both small and large businesses feel about information security practices in their business.

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Discover how the general public reacts to corporate data breaches and how it impacts their daily lives.

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Employees/ Employers

Learn more about the differences between employees and employers when it comes to data protection.

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Read more about the nuances between different industries when it comes to their information security practices.

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Read our Executive Summary for a sneak peek of the Shred-it Data Protection Report.

About the Data Protection Study & Report
In its 9th year, this survey identifies the insights, opinions and best practices of data protection among Small Business Owners (SBOs), C-Suite Executives (C-Suites) and members of the public at large from across the country to help Americans better navigate this changing privacy landscape. The goal is to uncover – and quantify – both the risks and opportunities American businesses and consumers face, including the upsides and downsides of mishandling data and/or being breached. While the previous reports were branded as the Shred-it State of the Industry Report, this year it has been renamed to the Shred-it Data Protection Report – a name that more closely reflects the focus of the report and the value of the intelligence it provides.

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