In subway survey, 37 percent of workers say they could be bought

Would you sell your company’s secrets to a stranger for $1.5 million? More than one-third of employees surveyed last week said they would — and some of them said they’d do it for less.

In their annual visit to London’s railway stations, researchers from the InfoSecurity Europe conference asked 600 commuters whether they’d sell their company’s sensitive data in exchange for various forms of compensation. Last year, the researchers got many railway riders to give up their passwords for a chocolate bar.

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Concerns about insider security threats remain a low priority for enterprise organizations, according to Lieberman Software survey
Despite recent headlines announcing major corporate data breaches, concerns about insider security threats remain a low priority for enterprise organizations. According to a survey of IT industry professionals, insider security threats and corporate data breaches are lesser security concerns than more traditional security risks, such as viruses, Trojans and worms. The survey was conducted by Lieberman Software Corporation, a developer of privileged account password management solutions.

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