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Third of Office Workers Happy to Steal Data

By Paperstone on November 26, 2009 in Health & Safety

A third of office workers would steal company data to help family or friends get a job, a new survey by information security company Cyber-Ark has revealed. Six hundred office workers were interviewed in London’s Canary Wharf and New York’s Wall Street. Over 40% have already stolen company data in case they are made redundant during the recession.

Eighty-five percent of respondents knew it was illegal to steal corporate data. Almost two-thirds said that stealing data had become a lot easier this year, up from almost a third in a similar survey conducted a year ago.

Mark Fullbrook, UK director of Cyber-Ark, said, “Organisations must be willing to make improvements to how they monitor and control access to databases, networks and systems, even by those privileged users who have legitimate rights.”





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