CIO Insight: A new survey by Ponemon and Aveksa shows that enterprises aren't doing a very good job of controlling employee access to company data. In fact, 87 percent of organizations said that employees have too much access to data they don't need, up 9 percent from the 2008 survey on the same topic.
Other findings include the following:
- 61 percent of organizations approve user access requests without checking them against security policies.
- 59 percent of companies either don't enforce their access-governance policies or don't have any access-governance policies.
- 63 percent of organizations say business-unit-specific apps are at the most risk.
- Nearly 75 percent say cloud computing is making the situation worse.