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DennisMCSE

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A little scary for the security guys at work:

http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/45-of-employees-admit-to-unsafe-data-access-practices-dell-finds/89495

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Originally Posted by DennisMCSE
A little scary for the security guys at work:

http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/45-of-employees-admit-to-unsafe-data-access-practices-dell-finds/89495



They should be asking companies that ship their support overseas and do an audit for the Admin Accounts that are being shared with,,, well everyone overseas...

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72% of employees say they would share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information under certain circumstances


IMO, those 3 categories, sensitive, confidential & regulated can be all the same or can mean different things.  The most important being what can be sold to a competitor that could cause a financial loss.  That alone can take forever to define.  From my limited experience as a sysadmin, the scenario that wasn't mentioned was giving local admin permissions to users, who really shouldn't have it, in order to get the job done at a decent pace. 

The use of personal emails was mentioned which I saw happen not that sometimes it's safer.  I got an alert that told me one of the workstations had a virus.  When I asked the user if she read her personal emails, at work, she said yes.  I politely requested her to wait until she got home to check them.  She agreed.  There were no more problems.  I bet that most companies don't publish a complete user policy.
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