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One third of employees would steal sensitive data

2% would steal in return for a slap up meal

More than one third of employees would steal sensitive company information if they thought they could earn a decent price from the theft, says Infosecurity Europe.

Research by the security event organiser revealed that of those willing to steal sensitive data, 63 percent would expect at least £1m for their troubles, while 10 percent want enough to pay off their mortgage. Worryingly, 2 percent admitted all they'd want in return for data theft was a slap up meal.

Infosecurity Europe also said that 68 percent of staff believe it's easy to steal sensitive company data and 88 percent claimed the information they had access too was valuable.

"Criminals are very adept at finding the vulnerable workers who can be tempted into betraying their employers, therefore, organisations should ensure that they have trained their people to protect sensitive information and have adequate technology and processes in place to help them enforce security policies that comply with current regulation and legislation," said Tamar Beck, group event director, Infosecurity Europe.


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