Share:

  • Facebook
  • Hacker News

Follow:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS
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).

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 10:04 pm GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.



Quick links

Print | Email this story

You might also like

    None Found

Most Popular


Recent Articles



How long did it take to put together Getquantify?

Getquantify is only in its first version and there is lot more coming. I have been designing the application for couple of months, mainly...
Roman Leinwather (Getquantify)

Roman Leinwather
Getquantify

How did you come up with the name?

My wife and I came up with it over a bottle of Malbec. We had to buy the name from one of those crazy squatter sites, and I think it was about $1,000. But I like the...
Angus Bradley (safedrop)

Angus Bradley
safedrop

Describe Mobile Web America in under 50 words.

Mobile Web America has developed a solution called Live-Sync. Our technology is a complex parsing system that enables us to utilize...
Jason Pammer (Mobile Web America)

Jason Pammer
Mobile Web America

What advantages does oDesk have over its competitors?

oDesk is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online work company — we are actually larger than all other online work sites combined. We have achieved these results...
Gary Swart (oDesk)

Gary Swart
oDesk