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One-in-six IT pros admit to hacking – and 28% knowingly circumvent security policies

From Information Age

"One-in-six IT managers admit they have hacked their own or another organisation, according to new research.

In a study of 513 UK IT and infosecurity directors and managers, 28% admitted to knowingly circumventing their own security policies.

The report, by Absolute Software, found that security remains at the top of the IT spending list, with 73% of respondents expecting increased investment in security this year.

But despite prioritising security and increasing budgets, half of the respondents said employees or insiders represent the greatest security risk to an organisation.

This may be related to the fact that, on average, 36% of all security protocols are not being followed by staff, according to the survey.”

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