Many IT folks think snooping is on the rise at their companies. They may know best since they're the ones doing some of the snooping, at least according to survey results released Wednesday by Cyber-Ark.
To put together its fourth annual "Trust, Security and Passwords" (PDF) survey, security vendor Cyber-Ark said it questioned more than 400 IT professionals across the U.S. and the U.K., mostly from enterprise-size businesses.
Among those surveyed, 67 percent admitted that they accessed confidential information not relevant to their jobs. In nominating the department most likely to snoop, 54 percent pointed the finger at IT due to the group's power and responsibility in maintaining multiple computer systems throughout their companies.
The 67 percent who tagged their own IT groups marked an increase from the 35 percent who did the same last year and the 47 percent in 2008. But other departments didn't get off the hook. Among the IT admins surveyed, 11 percent chose Human Resources as the department tops on the snooping list, followed by administrative assistants.