Workers who provide IT security will be the most knowledgeable people on New Year corporate parties this year. Exactly 26% of them admitted that they use their positions to verify confidential information to which they generally should not have access.
A recent study by Lieberman Software, associated with passwords, found that IT staff can not resist the pleasure of digging into closed for their information. They offend the opportunity to test lists were laid off, salary information and other sensitive information, including, for example, details of the Christmas bonuses colleagues.
42% of respondents said that IT staff of their organizations using common passwords or divides access to systems and applications.
26% said they were aware of the fact that IT personnel abusing privileged logins for illegal access to sensitive information.
48% of respondents work in organizations in which the privileged passwords are not changed for 90 days, which is a violation of a compliance and the main reason that hackers still manage to break into large organizations.
Philip Lieberman, president and CEO of Lieberman Software, said: “Our research shows that the leadership of the largest companies are still not applicable to the management of privileged access to sensitive information with a sufficient degree of seriousness. If someone can admit that he is out of control, unchecked and unauthorized access to the details of premiums of all their colleagues and superiors, so IT bezoapsnost this organization has very serious flaws. ”
He continued: “These organizations need to learn from their colleagues, who treated the problem seriously and have implemented software for Privileged Identity Management (Control user privileges) to add another layer of automated security that dishonest employees are not able to get around.”
“These lax practices and procedures, which told of IT workers can be costly organizations in 2012. In a sense, they can breathe a sigh of relief, because they have not hacked, but it’s only a matter of time” – said Lieberman.