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The Ex-Employees Menace: Intermedia’s “Rogue Access” report is here

Let’s take a moment to think about the kind of data and systems your employees can access. Your client data, your sales numbers, your financial records, your strategy documents, your website system, your social reputation, and confidential files of all types.

Now imagine the risk if your ex-employees had access to the exact same systems.

According to a new survey by Intermedia and Osterman Research, an incredible 89% of knowledge workers retained access to Dropbox, Salesforce, email, SharePoint and other sensitive corporate apps from a former employer.

Even worse, 45% can access what they consider “confidential” or “highly confidential” data.

This problem of “Rogue Access” creates countless risks for companies: stolen secrets, lost data, compliance failures, data breaches, and out-and-out sabotage—to name a few.

 

About Kirsten Barta

Kirsten Barta is Sr Marketing Communications Manager at Intermedia