The more employees are working from home, the greater the risk that their employers’ sensitive date is also being stored on their poorly secured devices and laptops.

A new study by Symantec Corp. found many employees are sharing, moving and exposing sensitive company data as part of carrying out the requirements of their jobs, and they may not realize they could be compromising the information or that what they are doing is wrong.

More worrisome, the study found that half of all employees surveyed who left or lost their jobs in the prior 12 months had kept confidential company data. When that happens, the departing worker, your company and the new employer are all put at risk.

The report found three main ways the data is leaving your workplace: Safety Strategies for Heavy Equipment

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