We were horrified to see that research carried out with Harris Interactive polled 3,484 employees across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. A significant number of respondents openly admitted they would abuse proprietary and sensitive information. First, 22% of US, 29% of Australian and 48% of British employees openly admitted they would misuse data they have been granted access to (either intentionally or mistakenly). This includes:
- 10% of US, 12% of Australians and 27% of British employees would forward to someone else, like a former colleague.
- 9% of US, 8% of Australian and 24% of British employees would take the data themselves when leaving a job; and
- 5% of US, 4% of Australians and 24% of British employees openly admitted they would sell.
Clearly today’s security schemes must focus on the core of the data center. With insiders being responsible for 60% of malicious attacks, the security must focus on those inside, keeping an “Indisputable Audit Trail” of all entries and exits by person – EMKA BioLock technology does this in the most effective way possible – at the cabinet door!