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Chris Cardell

You’re being watched by geeks

Apparently one in three of your ‘colleagues’ who work in the IT department at work are poking their nose in your private activities; this is according to U.S. information security company Cyber-Ark. They surveyed 300 senior IT professionals and found that one third admitted to surreptitiously nosing a look-see, while almost half said they had looked at information that wasn’t applicable to their role.

Mark Fullbrook, UK director of Cyber-Ark stated,

“All you need is access to the right passwords or privileged accounts and you’re privy to everything that’s going on within your company.”

It’s one of humans’ most basic instincts to be inquisitive (or plain nosy). Still, remember that when you’re on an internal business network, try not to do or write anything that will result in undesirable proceedings.

Next time the IT crowd lets loose a group laugh, you’ll know why (unless they’ve bought a ‘There’s no place like 127.0.0.1’ t-shirt, they’re great).

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