dcsimg
 

Survey Finds IT Pros Retain Security Access at Past Employers

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 02-16-2011 Print

WEBINAR:
On-Demand

Transforming Banks for a Digital Future: The Winners, The Losers, and the Strategies to Beat the Odds


A surprising number of IT professionals admit that they retain security access at their old jobs, even after they've moved on.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apparently, security involving former IT employees of enterprises has more holes in it than most people think.

According to a new survey released Feb. 16 that canvassed more than 1,000 employees and 500 IT decision-makers in the U.S., 10 percent of IT professionals admit they have retained secure access to corporate systems from previous jobs. They also say that can still get into those systems, even if they have vacated the organization.

The survey results were announced at the RSA conference, which continues through Feb. 18.

The research, commissioned by Quest Software and collected by Harris Interactive, focused on how IT professionals and their employees use policies and technologies to manage and protect users' electronic identities. The results emphasize how control of these technologies, or lack thereof, is causing concern about insider threats to IT security, Quest said.



 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.

By submitting your information, you agree that cioinsight.com may send you cioinsight offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that cioinsight believes may be of interest to you. cioinsight will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Click for a full list of Newsletterssubmit