Data Theft and Least Privilege

Security vendor Cyber-Ark recently released a survey that 71 percent of employees globally said they would steal sensitive data if they were fired suddenly. The information stolen from current employers could be sold to competitors as an act of corporate espionage or used as negotiating tools in their current situation. The tool of choice would be a thumb drive, but confidential information could escape the company through email, iPods, and writable CDs.

Conducting an audit on user rights, groups, and permissions on an annual basis can help ensure that employees only have access to information needed for their job.

Highlights of the Cyber-Ark report can be found at