Cut and Paste is dealing with the file data at an entirely different level than copying. It all takes place INSIDE an application, and has NO connection to the file system itself.
If you have any concerns with security, stop all “cut&paste” right now, and stick with file copies.
You didn’t ask, but I’m going to make a presumption based on experience. If this sort of activity is going on, then you (or engineering, actually) is going to have some VERY serious problems with version control integrity and the like. I suggest that you point the people responsible to some material on Release Engineering/Administration, and proper Version Control Systems. This smells like a disaster in the making.