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17% spend more than five minutes logging on each day A quarter must log in to five different apps and systems Nearly one in five write down passwords to remember them Nottingham, UK, 24th January 2017 – Poor password practices leave UK workers potentially wasting more than two days each year using multiple credentials toRead More
The data breach at UK accounting software company Sage has brought the insider threat facing businesses into focus and, according to security experts Hypersocket Software, highlights the need for more stringent access control.
The Sage breach, which may have compromised the personal information of employees at 280 businesses, is thought to have resulted from unauthorised access from an internal computer log-in.
In contrast to the popular image of evil hackers trying to steal data using brute force and denial of service attacks, this latest incident emphasises that the danger for organisations can just as easily come from inside. In addition to the threat of malicious activity from otherwise legitimate insiders or employee errors, there also is a risk that the user credentials can be compromised and that the ID authentication process can be exploited to let malicious outsiders into the system.
But according to Lee Painter CEO of Hypersocket Software many businesses are not properly addressing the risk from within their business and do not fully follow the principle of least privilege access.Read More