The Insecurity of Privileged Users, a global benchmark study independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP Enterprise Security, examines the inherent risk caused by a lack of control and oversight of privileged users in the workplace and what should be done to minimize this risk. The study surveyed privileged users who are defined as having broad access rights to IT networks, enterprise systems, applications and information assets and provides valuable insights and critical success factors for governing, managing and controlling privileged user access across the enterprise.