Proofread twice, send once. CEO Bart McDonough tells the all-too-common story of an expensive data breach that could have been avoided. Learn how we can help train your end users to prevent costly mistakes.
This firm had a spreadsheet with 30,000 very sensitive records. They had been working on it, and they were going to share it with some colleagues. They went into Outlook, attached the spreadsheet, and started typing in names. One of the person’s names…we’re going to call him Paul Thomas for the sake of this story. They went in to type Paul Thomas, but Outlook thought it was smarter. It suggested they send it to PTA@localschooldistrict.org, and they weren’t paying attention. Instead of Paul Thomas, the email went to the PTA. 288 parents received a spreadsheet with 30,000 very sensitive records. That has cost that firm 8 million dollars and counting as of today.