Seventy-two percent of executives find performance is suffering because their companies take an outdated and excessively restrictive approach to information security, according to CEB, a member-based advisory company.

CEB maintains that accessing and leveraging information is essential in improving productivity and growth, particularly given today's collaborative work environment. Despite this, as companies continue to follow outdated policies limiting access, it can cost as much as $20 million in performance loss each year for large organizations.

With these results in mind, CEB says employers must approach information risk sharing from a management outlook rather than a reduction outlook if they are to improve productivity and reach organizational goals.

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