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7/17/2017
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50% of Ex-Employees Still Have Access to Corporate Applications

Former employees increase the security risk for organizations failing to de-provision their corporate application accounts.

Nearly half of businesses say former employees are still able to access corporate accounts, a new study found.

Ex-employees pose a big security risk: Twenty percent of businesses have experienced data breaches by former staff, according to OneLogin's new "Curse of the Ex-Employees" report. Of those, nearly half claim that more than 10% of all data breaches are the direct result of former workers.

Researchers conducted 500 interviews among IT employees who are at least partially responsible for security and make decisions about hardware, software, and cloud-based services. Half say ex-employees' accounts remain active for longer than a day after they leave the company; 20% take a month or more to deprovision employees after they leave.

The more engrained someone is in an organization, the harder it is to deprovision. Two-thirds of respondents report on-site employees are toughest. Half of respondents don't use automated deprovisioning and must manually remove access to corporate applications, a lengthy process that increases the chance former employees can still access their accounts.

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7/31/2017 | 6:10:04 PM
If You're Going to Automate Just One Thing...
I can attest to this being an issue.  I've sent many an email after leaving a company to let them know I still could access this FTP site, or that CMS Admin page.  In particular I still had a token device on one occasion that worked and allowed me in a couple weeks after I left.  That email wasn't well received, let me tell you.  Especially when a company has thousands of employees, there can't be a more important task to automate than your staff management system where offboarding requires accessing the system and closing out a staff member automatically kicks off the access lockdown, removal and account deletion process before the person has even left the building.  Especially in current environments of high turnaround, salary inequality stress and corporate espionage, bringing that 50% down to 0% can't be stressed enough as a must.  Like I said, if you're going to automate just one thing...
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