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Entrusted employees of many organisations have been caught into malpractices

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According to the CyberArk report, 80% of businesses have encountered employees misusing or abusing access to corporate applications.

According to a survey by CyberArk, while web application adoption is on the rise and has offered flexibility and greater productivity, organisations typically lag in implementing the security controls required to limit the danger of human mistake or malicious intent.

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“Organisations continue to operate with minimal visibility into user behaviour and sessions linked with them,” according to the report.

In the past year, 80 percent of firms witnessed employees misusing or abusing access to business applications, according to a global poll of 900 enterprise security executives. This comes as 48% of firms surveyed indicated they only have limited access to user logs and audit user activity, leaving a gap in spotting potentially dangerous behaviour in user

 According to the study, the average end-user has access to more than ten business applications in 70% of firms, many of which include high-value data, providing sufficient opportunity for a hostile actor. In that context, IT service management apps like ServiceNow, cloud consoles like Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, and marketing and sales enablement apps like Salesforce were the top three high-value applications that organisations were most concerned with protecting against unauthorised access.

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In comparison to 34 percent of firms that investigate monthly, 54 percent of organisations review user activity resulting from security incidents or compliance at least weekly. In the face of different built-in application controls, over 44% of firms said they need to activate the same security controls across all applications. About 41% of respondents claimed that having more visibility into user activity would help them find the source of a security incident faster.

Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi is a tech news/research contributor at TheDigitalHacker. She publishes about techno geopolitics, privacy, and data breach.

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