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The Major Cloud Security Threat Most IT Departments Overlook Eighty-nine percent of knowledge workers retain access to the sensitive corporate applications and files of former employers. Earlier this year, a member of the team at Site-Eye, one of the top time-lapse film companies in the UK, noticed a disturbing problem with one of its client's feeds. A deeper investigation revealed that of the 200 cameras it had installed at construction sites around the world, 120 had been remotely disabled. In order to restore service to these cameras, engineers needed to be dispatched to each location, setting Site-Eye back $80,000. The cause behind the problem? A single disgruntled former employee who walked away from his job with the passwords to the company's services in-hand. This is an issue that is far from isolated to the time-lapse film industry: it's actually a risk for an... (more)