More than half of the 100 IT managers and directors polled in the survey reported they are not confident that an employee’s access privileges are appropriately granted when a new hire joins the company or promptly revoked when an employee leaves. 63% of the participants do not have full visibility into their employees’ access rights.
Two-thirds of the participants said the recession has had no impact on their company’s policies and controls around access privileges. Yet, 28% admitted they failed an IT audit and 19% have experienced a security breach in the last two years.
The survey also polled respondents about their expectations for 2011. More than 80% of the companies are concerned about potential security breaches in 2011.
They see four key business drivers for identity management projects:
- Enabling key business units
- Automating user administration.
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