Widespread Employee Snooping Threatens Companies

Widespread Employee Snooping Threatens Companies

Widespread Employee Snooping Threatens CompaniesWidespread Employee Snooping Threatens Companies

Employees who snoop through the company network, especially IT executives with seniority, are putting their companies at risk.

Global Employee SnoopingGlobal Employee Snooping

92% of respondents reported that employees try to access information they do not need for their day-to-day work.

Frequent Employee Access AttemptsFrequent Employee Access Attempts

23% of respondents said employees frequently attempt to access information that is irrelevant to their daily job functions.

IT Security Professionals Are the Worst SnoopersIT Security Professionals Are the Worst Snoopers

66% of IT professionals said that they have sought out or accessed company information they did not need.

Ferreting Out Company PerformanceFerreting Out Company Performance

36% of IT pros admitted to looking for or accessing sensitive information about their company’s performance that is not necessary for them to do their jobs.

The Worst Snoopers Have SeniorityThe Worst Snoopers Have Seniority

71% of IT security executives admitted to seeking extraneous information, compared to 56% of non-manager-level IT security team members.

Comparative Snooping Regarding Company PerformanceComparative Snooping Regarding Company Performance

49% of executives admitted to snooping for sensitive company performance information, compared to 17% of non-manager team members.

Smaller Companies Have a Bigger Snooping ProblemSmaller Companies Have a Bigger Snooping Problem

38% of respondents at companies with 500 to 2,000 employees looked for or accessed sensitive performance data.

Fewer Snoopers at Larger CompaniesFewer Snoopers at Larger Companies

29% of professionals at companies with over 5,000 employees admitted to looking for or accessing sensitive performance data.

Technology Companies Most at RiskTechnology Companies Most at Risk

44% of respondents at high-tech companies searched for sensitive company performance information.

Snooping in Other SectorsSnooping in Other Sectors

36% of respondents in financial services, 31% in manufacturing, and 21% in health care have searched for sensitive company performance information.

How to Curtail SnoopersHow to Curtail Snoopers

Role-based access control and strict governance of rights and permissions can help prevent employees from accessing confidential or sensitive information.

How to Curtail IT Snoopers with SeniorityHow to Curtail IT Snoopers with Seniority

Leverage identity intelligence and effective privilege access management to identify who has elevated rights and easily put controls around unauthorized access behavior.

CIO Insight Staff
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