An employee needs access to a specific file folder on a shared drive. You have no idea whether they should have access to this folder and you spend more time than you would like hunting and sorting through extensive sets of user and group permissions.
Another common problem with user permissions is when employees leave an organization. You need to modify their access rights or they can continue to access data – but what do they have access to?
Internal Employees having liberal access rights to sensitive information can be difficult to detect, and any misuse can be catastrophic. Unauthorized access could lead to:
- Access to private information
- Spread of spam and/or malicious code
- Implementation of unauthorized changes to data or programs or stolen data files
According to a 2011 Survey conducted by Ponemon Institute, 49 percent of breaches were caused by internal employees and 52 percent of security breaches were caused by internal abuse.