Long before Monty Python turned the phrase “expect the unexpected” into a catchphrase during a skit about the Spanish Inquisition, the Irish poet and play Oscar Wilde observed that being able to “expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
Cybersecurity professionals generally have confidence in their ability to rebuff external threats as cybercriminals test the strength of their defenses every day. However, as far as the actions of employees, contractors and suppliers are concerned cybersecurity confidence become far less certain. Two separate surveys published by BeyondTrust and Centrify, which are both focused on tools for managing privileged access management (PAM), illustrate the extent of the challenge.New survey of IT leaders reveals that 64% believe employee access to be a direct or indirect cause of #DataBreach. Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.