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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Most IT staff would steal company secrets: survey

Most IT staff would steal sensitive company information, including CEO’s passwords and customer details, if they were laid off, according to a new survey from Cyber-Ark.  One third of IT staff keep passwords on post-it notes A staggering 88 percent of IT administrators admitted they would take corporate secrets, if they were suddenly made redundant.

The target information included CEO passwords, customer database, research and development plans, financial reports, M&A plans and the company’s list of privileged passwords.

Identity management firm Cyber-Ark conducted the survey of 300 IT professionals in its annual review ‘Trust, Security & Passwords’.

The survey also found that one third of IT staff admitted to snooping around the network, looking at highly confidential information, such as salary details and people’s personal emails.

http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/security/cybercrime/news/index.cfm?newsid=10734

Posted on 08/28
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