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Admin rights mismanagement threats examined

Avecto has published the results of a recent survey that aimed to show the impacts on organizations of mismanaging user admin rights.

Findings include:

  • 19 percent of workers missed a critical deadline as a result of being denied full access to an application;
  • Nearly three in ten people don’t have access to all the applications they need to do their jobs correctly;
  • 16 percent of people would be tempted to use their admin rights to access sensitive data if they still had them after they left their company;
  • More than 1 in 5 people know someone in their organization who has breached IT security policies.

The survey asked people how many times a year they call IT as a result of not being able to get an application to work because of admin rights issues. The average was 1.77 times per year, but nearly a quarter of people say they call more than three times a year. Each of these calls costs money – both from the IT team and also the loss in productivity of the user while they are failing to do what they need to get done.

The survey of 1,000 people in Britain was conducted by OnePoll in April 2012, on behalf of Avecto.


•Date: 24th April 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ITC Continuity

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