This blog was originally posted on the FXP Australia site.
Let’s look at a typical situation that occurs in the office. It’s 5pm on Friday afternoon. Mark has had a tiring and busy week but there are just a few things he needs to get done before he leaves the office for the weekend. Mark’s boss has just sent him an email asking for him to print off the minutes from the meeting his team had earlier that day – minutes that contain highly confidential information. Mark opens up the document and clicks ‘print’. On his way to the printer, a colleague catches him and asks for some urgent assistance on a deadline, so Mark mentally reminds himself to collect the confidential documents right after he has helped his collegue. After all, most of the office has clocked off early for the weekend and there aren’t many people around. The documents will be fine, he thinks. After helping his colleague, another colleague comes up and asks about Mark’s weekend plans, and if he’d like to go for drinks with a few others tonight. After chatting for a few minutes, Mark logs off of his computer, grabs his jacket and heads straight out the door. By the time he remembers that the highly confidential documents are still sitting in the computer, it’s too late.
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