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IDG Contributor Network: Employees snoop on corporate systems if they can, researchers find

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    A recent study examined how one financial institution's employees behaved on the corporate network over a six-month period.

    "Some of that behavior included occasions when employees were able to access information that should have been off-limits," a National Science Foundation press release says of the study.

    The researchers found that the workers snooped where they shouldn't have.

    Insider threats

    The insider threat is "one of the most serious risks in the cybersecurity world," the researchers think.

    "Most countermeasures were developed for external attacks," says Jingguo Wang, an information systems and operations management professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, who was involved in the study.

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