IT and end users are far apart on critical data access
When it comes to protecting sensitive data, there’s a big gap between what IT departments think is happening in their customers and what end users are actually doing, says a new study released Tuesday by the Ponemon Institute.
For example, 32 percent of IT professionals surveyed said that end users sometimes have more access privileges than they need to do their jobs.
Meanwhile, a whopping 71 percent of end users said that they have access to company data that they shouldn’t be seeing.
“It means the provisioning systems aren’t working in the organization,” said Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder at Traverse City, MI-based Ponemon Institute, LLC.