23 March 2016

Insider threat is real. Every 5th employee is ready to sell corporate secrets

Insider threat is real. Every 5th employee is ready to sell corporate secrets

SailPoint made a survey among US companies and presented some strange and weird findings. One of them – 40% of employees are ready to sell corporate secrets for less than $1 000. Some of the responders agreed to sell secrets for $100. And here are some other key findings of the research:

Poor password hygiene and negligence continue to plague the enterprise.

  • The majority of respondents (65%) admitted to using a single password among applications.
  • One-third share passwords with their co-workers.
  • One in five employees would sell their passwords to an outsider.

Data breaches became personal.

  • One-third of respondents have been impacted on a personal level by recent data breaches.
  • 85% of employees would react negatively if their personal information was breached by a company.
  • 84 percent of respondents are concerned that incredibly sensitive information about them is being shared.

Organizations are struggling to keep up, and are exposed in the meantime.

  • One in three employees admitted to purchasing a SaaS application without IT’s knowledge (a 55% increase from last year’s report).
  • More than 40% of respondents reported having access to a variety of corporate accounts after leaving their last job.
  • 26% of employees admitted to uploading sensitive information to cloud apps with the specific intent to share that data outside the company

The research is available here.

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