Linked – One in five employees would sell their work passwords, some for less than $1000

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“It turns out that all of the security in the world won’t stop a disgruntled — or adequately incentivized — employee. According to research done by Austin, Texas-based security company SailPoint, one in five employees would sell their work passwords for money.”

First off, let me just say that I do not ever condone this. It is highly unethical and just an awful thing to do.

Still, while company security experts are running around throwing gobs of money at the latest cybersecurity tools, I can’t help but wonder how many of these same companies pay no attention to how overworked, stressed, and generally poorly-treated their own employees are. Yes, a disgruntled employee with legitimate access is much more dangerous that those mysterious hackers you’re trying to keep out. Maybe you should check and make sure they’re not so unhappy that they’d sell you out for a small sum.

One in five employees would sell their work passwords, some for less than $1000

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