Too many staff have privileged work accounts for no good reason, reckon IT bods

Found on The Register on Wednesday, 30 September 2020
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In a survey commissioned by IT security firm Forcepoint of just under 900 IT professionals, 40 per cent of commercial sector respondents and 36 per cent working in the public sector said they had privileged access to sensitive data through work.

Worryingly, of that number, about a third again (38 per cent public sector and 36 per cent private) said they had access privileges despite not needing them.

That sort of IT work would be something the management cannot see and it will only hear about it when users complain who cannot access data anymore; and in turn, the IT gets yelled at for making things more secure.