The Enemy Inside?

A recent survey by security company Cyber-Ark found that, in many enterprise level companies, IT professionals are snooping on other workers, accessing information that is not relevant to their jobs. A surprising 67 percent of IT pros admitted to doing so (up from only 35 percent last year), and 54% of those surveyed identified the IT department personnel as the ones inside a company most likely to snoop.

A large number (41 percent) of IT pros even admitted to abusing administrative passwords to look at confidential information such as customer databases or human resources records. This number, too, is a substantial increase over last year (33 percent). Why is IT snooping on the rise? That’s a question the survey didn’t ask, but it’s something companies should ask themselves if they’re to curb this enthusiasm for misusing the authority and access that IT has.

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