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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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