IT pros worry about employees sharing passwords with colleagues, survey finds

Eighty-three percent of IT professionals agree privileged access management is somewhat or extremely important to their security efforts, according to a BeyondTrust survey.

For the survey, the cybersecurity company polled nearly 500 IT professionals about the challenges to managing privileged accounts.

The top responses IT professionals cited when asked to identify top threats associated with account passwords were sharing passwords with colleagues (79 percent), not changing default passwords (76 percent) and using weak passwords like "12345" (75 percent).

IT professionals also noted users often demand full administrative privileges over their devices, in spite of the fact 79 percent of respondents indicate allowing users to run as administrators on their machines is the biggest threat to IT security.

To access the full survey, click here.

More articles on cybersecurity:
Report: 6 types of ransomware to know
Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council appoints 1st executive director for cybersecurity
ONC rolls out challenge for secure API servers

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.