Of 242 IT professionals surveyed who work for companies with 1,000 to 5,000+ employees, 1 in 10 admitted that they or a colleague had cheated to pass an audit, according to a survey conducted by Tufin Technologies. However, compared to survey results from 2009, the number of admitted cheaters has been cut in half.
The cheaters cited lack of time and resources as the major reasons for cheating to pass an IT audit. Around one-quarter of respondents said that a firewall audit took approximately 1 week to conduct.
Additionally, 30 percent audit the company’s firewall every five or more years and 7 percent have never conducted an audit.
The survey also found that:
22 percent don’t know how long an audit takes
31 percent audit their company’s firewall once a year
56 percent said automated tools would save them significant amounts of time