An Often Overlooked Cybersecurity Threat:
Employees, Current and Former
July 11, 2022
83% of Employees Admit They Have Access to Accounts of a Previous Employer
In February of 2022, Beyond Identity surveyed former employees in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland. An astonishing 83% of them acknowledged that they maintained access to accounts of a previous employer. That alone is a horrific statistic.
Worse yet, 56% of the respondents acknowledged that they had used their access to harm their former employer. If they were fired, this number rose to 70%. 24% intentionally retained a password after their departure.
74% of employers report that they’ve been harmed by an employee getting past their digital security.