Ex-staff pose threat to data

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 5:22 PM EST

One in five businesses run the risk of sensitive information falling into the hands of competitors by failing to remove access rights of former employees, research shows.

Some 23 per cent of companies are leaving corporate networks exposed to the threat of data theft and attacks by former staff by failing to revoke former staff IT access rights for weeks, months and in some cases years after the have left, according to research from Citrix.

By Daniel Thomas at vnunet.

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