Does IT Read Your Email?

12 Jun
June 12, 2009

Watch what you say in your email.  Thirty-threepercent of IT staff used their IT administration rights to snoop around networks to access privileged, corporate information such as HR records, layoff lists, customer databases and M&A plans, according to a new survey released by Cyber-Ark.  Its "Trust, Security & Passwords" is a global survey of more than 400 senior IT professionals both in the US and UK.

One of the most revealing aspects of the survey was found in the types and quantity of information employees would take with them if they were fired. 47% of them said that they would take information from the email system.

InBoxer was made aware of this problem early on.  We thought it was serious enough to create an audit trail feature in our email archiving product.  The InBoxer Anti-Risk Appliance keeps a detailed log of every email search conducted and every email read.

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