Safeguarding Ethical Practices Amidst Employee Misuse Of Information

Fictitious scenario:

Have you noticed a colleague whose actions may be hiding something deeper? Despite appearing diligent and competent, there’s a subtle undertone in their behaviour that raises concerns. At times, their ambition shines brightly, yet it seems they prioritise personal advancement over ethical boundaries and team well-being. And then there was that one incident when a sensitive document was found on their desk, suggesting access they shouldn’t have had.


Employee misuse of information occurs when employees improperly handle, access, or share sensitive company data.

This misuse can include accessing confidential files without permission, sharing proprietary information with unauthorised persons, leveraging company resources for personal advantage, or intentionally releasing sensitive material.


When poor data governance leads to inadvertent data leaks or misuse for personal gain, and data transforms into a liability.

Security teams and stakeholders face significant challenges addressing employee misuse of information in today’s digital landscape. Rapid data growth, changing employee roles, remote work trends, third-party collaborations, and global regulatory requirements pose a significant threat to the security, integrity and confidentiality of an organisation’s data assets.

Make the following into small images.

  • Accidentally exposing sensitive data due to carelessness
  • Privilege users misuse of data without detection
  • Sharing confidential information with unauthorised individuals
  • Stealing data for personal gain
  • Weak data governance policies, ineffective access controls

of organisations rep[ort employee abuse or misuse of business apps access (source: CyberArk – Unmask Insider Threats and Errors)


of US organisations have access to at least 5 to 10 applications that contain sensitive data (source: CyberArk)


of worldwide internet users between 16 and 64 years expressed concerns about companies’ misuse of their personal data (source: Statista)

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee information misuse, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from leaving the company.

Imagine the shock of discovering leaked sensitive information or facing media inquiries at your doorstep, demanding answers about how and why it happened. At Naked Insider, we’re at the forefront of proactive measures to prevent such alarming scenarios. We vigilantly monitor for any suspicious activities, swiftly detect potential breaches, and empower you to respond effectively and decisively.

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