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One in 10 IT Pros Would Steal Data if Leaving a Job

One in ten IT experts would attempt to take whatever information they could get their hands on before leaving their job, a new Gurucul survey shows. Furthermore, 15% respondents said that would make sure to delete certain files and change certain passwords.

The report highlights the difficulty of detecting insider threats. According to Alison DeNisco Rayome of Gurucul, “it is more common than not that users inside the perimeter have access to information they do not need for their job. This gives them the capability to perform abusive tasks within the company.” Rayome adds that insider threats can also manifest themselves as the result of shared or compromised staff credentials.

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