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41% Of IT Pros Admit To Snooping

Jul 07, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The results of a Cyber-Ark global survey show that 35 percent of respondents believe their company's highly-sensitive information has been handed over to competitors. Thirty-seven percent of the IT professionals surveyed cited ex-employees as the most likely source of this abuse of trust.

"While perhaps not surprising that disgruntled workers top the list, it's noteworthy that 28 percent suspected "human error" as the next most likely cause, followed by falling victim to an external hack or loss of a mobile device/laptop, each at 10 percent. The most popular information shared with competitors was the customer database (26 percent) and R&D plans (13 percent)."

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