20 Percent of Employees Would Sell Their Passwords
From “20 Percent of Employees Would Sell Their Passwords”
BetaNews (03/21/16) Barker, Ian
Research from identity management company SailPoint found that one in five employees would be willing to sell their work passwords to another organization, up from one in seven last year. Of those who would sell their passwords, 44 percent would do it for less than $1,000, and some for less than $100. SailPoint also found that two in five employees still have corporate account access after they leave their job, 26 percent uploaded sensitive information to cloud apps with the intent to share data outside the company, and 32 percent share their passwords with their co-workers. The data comes from a survey of 1,000 office workers at large organizations (with at least 1,000 employees) across the U.S., UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Australia. The Market Pulse Survey proves there is a disconnect between employees’ growing concern over the security of their personal information and their negligence over data security practices in the workplace.
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