Sensei Pens Column For Above The Law
July 14, 2022
Above the Law featured Sensei article entitled “An Often Overlooked Cybersecurity Threat: Employees, Current and Former” by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke. This article is the latest in a new monthly series entitled Cybersecurity: Tips From the Trenches with Sharon Nelson, Esq., John Simek and Michael Maschke of Sensei Enterprises. As noted authors and lecturers, Sharon, John and Michael speak on a variety of IT, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics subjects. They lecture throughout North America and have been interviewed by TIME, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Reuters, many newspapers and even Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine.
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%. Twenty-four percent intentionally retained a password after their departure.
Seventy-four percent of employers report that they’ve been harmed by an employee getting past their digital security.