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FRANCE—Letting fitness prevail over IT security: A risky choice for employees

A company’s sales manager asked a secretary to give him access to the client database, although he was not an authorized user for this category of clients. In violation of the company’s IT policy, she let her supervisor use her passwords, and she activated the functionality, giving him access to the database. As she was eager to get to the gym, she did not want to wait for the software to upload, so she left the supervisor alone for a short time in front of her computer.

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