How Your IT Workers Are Putting Your Company at Risk

 

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The employees charged with keeping a watchful eye over a business's cybersecurity are the ones most likely to engage in risky activities, new research finds.

A study from McAfee revealed that IT employees, more than any other type of worker, use unapproved software and applications in the workplace. Specifically, 83% of IT employees, compared with 81% of other employees, admit to using technology solutions at work that have not been approved by the IT department or been obtained in adherence to IT policies.

Overall, 35% of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications used within companies are unapproved, the study foundMicrosoft Office 365, Zoho, LinkedIn and Facebook are the most used unapproved applications being accessed by employees. Read more...

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