Should your IT guys be first to go?

If the credit crisis is likely to lead to redundancies in your firm your IT guys should be the last to go, or at least that\'s the message identity management specialist Cyber-Ark wants us to draw from its annual survey into security among IT security professionals.

The survey shows that 88% of IT ad-ministrators, if laid off tomorrow, would steal sensitive company data.

Target information includes customer databases, development plans, financial reports, acquisition plans and lists of privileged passwords.

Only 12% would be honest enough to leave empty-handed.

But with the survey also showing that a third of IT staff admit to snooping around companies’ networks to look at highly confidential information, perhaps they should be targeted as the first to go.