You might want to think twice before you send that next e-mail on company time. A new study shows that one-third of IT staff are doing more than just troubleshooting their coworkers' computers. They're also snooping through things like e-mails and salary information.
The study, which comes courtesy of Cyber-Ark, also found that privileged passwords are hardly ever changed--which means most IT staffers can still access private company information, even after they no longer work for the company. Which brings us to the bottom line: According to this study, seven out of 10 companies are using outdated security methods when it comes to sensitive data.
So a word to the wise, don't send any nasty e-mails badmouthing the IT guy in your office. Chances are he just might read it.