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[ISN] IT Pros Admit to Retaining Security Access at Former Job Sites: Survey

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Feb 17 2011 - 07:41:43 GMT

By Chris Preimesberger

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apparently, security involving former IT employees of
enterprises has more holes in it than most people think.

According to a survey released Feb. 16 that canvassed more than 1,000
employees and 500 IT decision makers in the U.S., 10 percent of IT
professionals admit they have retained secure access to corporate
systems from previous jobs. They also say that they can still get into
those systems, even if they have vacated the organization.

The survey results were announced at the RSA conference, which continues
through Feb. 18.

The research, commissioned by Quest Software and collected by Harris
Interactive, focused on how IT professionals and their employees use
policies and technologies to manage and protect users' electronic
identities. The results emphasize how control of these technologies, or
lack thereof, is causing concern about insider threats to IT security,
Quest said.
Other findings included:


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