The Key to Battling Cyber-Crime Begins With Users

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 08-18-2015 Email

A day doesn't pass without news of a breach or security lapse somewhere in government or business. As a result, Americans are increasingly concerned about the risks posed by digital systems. Yet many do not follow basic security practices that reduce dangers. A new national survey of more than 1,000 people conducted by Citrix and Wakefield Research found that while consumers expect to have access to their information from any device at any time, the majority have not installed security software of their devices, strengthened or changed Wi-Fi passwords and most have no plan for dealing with a breach or stolen data. Overall, businesses have not done a good job of educating consumers and employees about proper precautions and many haven't built adequate security protections into enterprise IT systems. According to Kurt Roemer, chief security strategist at Citrix, "Educating the workforce and consumers on business security policies is key to creating understanding and promoting governance for trusted information access and exchange."



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