security survey

Security Survey Conducted by SailPoint Market Pulse

March 31st, 2016

SailPoint Market Pulse conducted survey which showed interesting results. According to the result, 20 percent of respondents said they would sell their passwords to a third party. Twenty percent of U.S. respondents said they would do so. Forty Four percent would do so for less than $1,000. The survey was conducted on 1,000 employees at organizations with at least 1,000 employees.

Participants were located in U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands and Australia.

“One would think that as more breaches touched more people individually, they would be more vigilant about security processes,” the report states. “But, in a stark contrast, it seems that while they expect their personal information’s safety, when functioning as employees, these same users are practicing security incredibly ineffectively, leaving themselves and their employers exposed.”

Other highlights of survey includes –

  • One third of participants admitted having purchased a SaaS application without IT’s knowledge
  • Twenty six percent admitted having uploaded sensitive information to cloud apps with the specific intent of sharing that data outside the company
  • Forty percent of respondents said they were still able to access a variety of corporate accounts after leaving their last job
  • One third of respondents said they have been impacted on a personal level by recent data breaches
  • Eighty five percent said they would react negatively if their personal information was breached at a company with whom they do business
  • Eighty-four percent of respondents are concerned that incredibly sensitive information about them is being shared
  • Thirty two percent of respondents admitted sharing passwords with their co-workers, and 65 percent admitted using a single password between applications.

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