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Employees in 93 Percent of US Companies Abuse App Access

Companies usually need to give employees certain levels of access in order for them to be able to maximize their efficiency, and for the most part this access is restricted to the bare minimum required in order for them to get their work done. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that around 80% of organizations around the world have found that their employees have misused these privileges at some point over the last year or so.

Another thing to note is that the problem is particularly prevalent in the US, with 93% of companies in that region saying that their employees abused app access with all things having been considered and taken into account. This often includes high level employees who attempt to access private information which is terrible because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up infringing upon the basic rights to privacy that so many people trust when they are at the work place.

Employers have a lot of personal data on their employees, and it is their responsibility to keep this data as safe and secure as possible. The fact of the matter is that 48% of the organizations that were included in this report admitted to a lack of oversight over how employees were using this app access, so it should be noted that these organizations should take a closer look at things to prevent such terrible situations from occurring in the future.

The average employee these days has access to around ten apps all of which might contain highly sensitive information, and until and unless a lid is placed on this data it can’t be said that these companies are doing all that they can to keep the personal information of their workers safe.


H/T: CyberArk.

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