IT Management Slideshow: Dangerous Former Employees

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 06-29-2009

Dangerous Former Employees

A survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Symantec found that of 1,000 employees who had changed jobs in the past year, 59% said they took corporate data when leaving.

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Of those who stole data, 67% said they used it at their new job.

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The Ponemon study found that 24% of respondents were able to access corporate systems after they left.

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Of those, 15% reported that they accessed the system a week later and 20% said they accessed it more than a week later.

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A recent survey of 235 business managers from large enterprises conducted by the firm Courion found that 53% of IT managers are mostly unaware of employee access rights to systems.

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Approximately 30% of organizations interviewed by Courion still manually provision their user accounts.

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HR and other business leaders at 48% of surveyed organizations take more than one day to alert IT departments about employee terminations.

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23% of IT organizations take an additional day or longer to turn off employee access to systems.

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Approximately 34% of respondents said that it can take up to a week or longer to ensure that terminated employees are completely shut off from IT systems.

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Nearly one in 10 organizations reported that they could never be completely sure that terminated employees no longer have access to all IT systems.

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