Security Slideshow: Your Employees Know Too Much

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-03-2010

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87% of surveyed organizations say individual workers have too much access to information not needed for the job - up 9% from 2008.

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61% don't check user-access requests against security policies before access is approved.

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59% don't enforce access-governance policies - or have none to enforce.

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Nearly 40% entrust business-unit managers to grant end-user access. Less than 25% leave it to IT/security staff.

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52% can't keep pace with the demand for access-change requests.

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63% say business-unit-specific apps are most at risk; 57% say company intellectual property; 56% say general business information.

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81% blame lack of funding for staff enforcement for these problems.

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25% cite a unified view of user-access across the enterprise as the best solution.

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30% determine access by job function; 27% by project; 23% by department; 11% by job title.

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Almost 75% say the move to the cloud is making things worse.

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