Employee Snooping is Widespread, with Most Looking for Sensitive Info They Don't Need

Tara Seals

Contrary to security best practices, most employees are seeking out, and finding, information that is irrelevant to their jobs.

According to a global survey of more than 900 IT security professionals from One Identity, 92% of respondents reported that they have caught their employees attempting to access information they don’t need for their day-to-day work—and nearly one in four (23%) admitted this behavior happens frequently.

This is also a case of physician, heal thyself: Nearly two in three (66%) IT security professionals admit they have specifically sought out or accessed company information they didn’t need.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/