IT professionals admit telling fibs to pass audits


IT professionals admit telling fibs to pass audits

Cliff Saran

One in 10 IT professionals admit they have lied in audits of their company's technology.

According to a survey conducted by Tufin Technologies, of 242 IT professionals mainly from organisations employing 1,000 to 5,000+ employees, 10% admitted that either they or a colleague have cheated to get an IT audit passed.

Amongst those who have cheated, lack of time and resources were cited as the main reasons.

In fact, 25% said that firewall audits take a week to conduct and 30% of respondents only audit their firewalls once every five years. Seven per cent said they never conduct an audit.

The survey also showed that 36% of IT professionals admitted their firewall rule bases were a mess, increasing their susceptibility to hackers, network crashes and compliance violations.

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