Privileged users may put secure data at risk [VIDEO]

Privileged users may put secure data at risk [VIDEO]

Part of keeping a company secure also involves keeping an eye on its employees, no matter how trustworthy they may be. You can never really be too safe.

Recently, a survey was conducted by the Ponemon Institute of network engineers, database administrators and other privileged users. It showed that many people with access to privileged data, such as sensitive company information or personal health records, often put this information at risk.

What’s interesting is that 65 percent of survey respondents said they often access this kind information out of pure curiosity – not because they need it to do their job. And 88 percent of respondents said they recognize the danger of insider threats – but aren’t doing anything about it!
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Faced with the fact that these could be your employees, it’s not a bad idea to hold sessions on data security and company policies. And to protect against both internal and external threats a biometric security device will let you rest easy.

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