Ex-Employees Still Cause Data Breaches
Ex-employees pose security threats to enterprises that fail to deny them access to applications after they leave the company.
44% of the professionals and managers surveyed are not confident that ex-employees no longer have access to corporate applications.
66% of the respondents said on-site employees, whether full-time or part-time, are the hardest to deprovision.
Engineering and Sales: 20%.
Human Resources: 18%.
Finance and customer support: 16%.
70% of respondents said it takes up to an hour to deprovision all of one former employee’s corporate application accounts.
Longer than a day: 50%.
Longer than a week: 25%.
Don’t know how long: 25%.
50% of respondents said their corporation does not use automated deprovisioning.
55% use a Security and Information Manager to check whether former employees use applications, but 41% do not use SIEMs.
20% of the organizations surveyed have experienced data breaches by former employees. Of those, 47% admitted that ex-employees have been responsible for more than 10% of all their data breaches.