Survey: Insider data breach more common than you may think
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Server Security Last issue we talked about the recent survey of IT managers concerning risk management in their enterprises conducted for Courion. Today we'll look at another recent survey which included IT managers -- and more. Cyber-Ark has just released results of its fifth annual "Trust, Security and Passwords" survey, conducted in the spring of 2011 with 1,422 IT staff and C-level professionals across North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

One eye-opener was the extent to which IT personnel admitted to insider data breach: When asked if they had ever accessed information on a system that was not relevant to their role, 28% of North American IT staff respondents admitted to snooping, while an even greater number in EMEA, 44%, admitted to the same behavior. Similarly, 74% of North American respondents and 31% of EMEA respondents said that they or one of their colleagues had used an administrative password to access information that was otherwise confidential or sensitive.

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