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92% of organisations have employees attempting to snoop on network

92% of organisations have employees attempting to snoop on network

(c) Chloe Biscoe     24th October 2017

All organisations are vulnerable to insider abuse, errors and malicious attacks. These insider threats run the risk of:

Damaging reputation;
Affecting operations and profitability;
Exposing data; and
Delivering valuable intellectual property into competitors’ hands.
Insiders can be current or former employees, contractors, or other business partners who have been granted authorised access to networks, systems or data. All of them can bypass security measures through legitimate means.

New report exposes major problem with employees snooping on the corporate network

According to a global survey of 900+ IT security professionals by One Identity, 92% of respondents said they have caught their employees attempting to access information that is not necessary for their day-to-day work.

Alarmingly, almost one in four (23%) respondents admitted this behaviour occurs frequently in their organisation.

More than one in three (64%) respondents have accessed sensitive information about their company’s performance, with executives and those in smaller organisations being more likely to do so.

This survey exposes a major snooping problem that needs to be addressed by organisations’ defence programmes.

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