About 88 percent of IT employees say that in the event of a sudden layoff, they would not hesitate to uncover secrets of the company they worked for or to steal R&D plans, financial reports and job listings. passwords of the company for access privileges, says a study by Cyber-Ark.
In the same report, it was also found that most employees in that situation would be willing to steal sensitive company data, including private details from customer portfolios, should they be dismissed.
According to the analysis, a third of users willing to steal private information, admit that they would use passwords stolen to access restricted areas such as employee accounts and company salary lists.
Other data collected by Cyber-Ark in this study for British executives revealed that one third of IT professionals write down their passwords on post-its and that 35 percent use the email to exchange confidential information.
The analysis also indicates that 33 percent of employees look for confidential data on the company’s network, such as personal electronic messages and pay slips, and that one in four companies has experienced internal sabotage or fraud in computer security.
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