New York (NY) - One in three IT administrators admit to accessing co-workers’ confidential data, according to a new survey Cyber-Ark. The company interviewed 300 senior IT professionals and administrators and found that many admitted to using administrative passwords to access emails, board minutes and even salary information. Out of the total, 47-percent admitted to access information that wasn’t relevant to their jobs.
The survey also found that only 30-percent of these passwords were changed every quarter and that 9-percent were never changed. This means IT staff that were fired can also access the same information.