Meanwhile, 50 per cent admitted that their customers' privacy or personally identifiable information (PII) could be at risk because their data is not secured beyond the legally-required basics.
At least 89 per cent professionals stated that IT infrastructure and critical data are not fully protected unless privileged accounts, credentials, and secrets are secured.
The respondents also indicated that the proportion of users who have local administrative privileges on their endpoint devices increased from 62 per cent (in 2016 survey) to 87 per cent in 2018 which is a 25 per cent jump and indicative of employee demands for flexibility trumping security best practices.
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