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41% of IT Pros Surveyed Admit to Abusing Admin Privileges

ReadWriteWeb: "Of the over 400 IT professionals who responded to Cyber-Ark Software's fourth annual "Trust, Security and Passwords" survey, 41% admitted to abusing administrative passwords to access sensitive or confidential information, such as HR records and customer databases. This is an increase of 8% since last year's survey.

Considering the somewhat small sample size, and the fact Cyber-Ark sells vaulting technology specifically designed to solve this type of problem, the results of this survey should be viewed with some skepticism. But it highlights significant challenges in internal data security and the migration towards the cloud."

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