Trust, But Verify? No Thanks.

Workers, regardless of the industry or country, typically take the technologies provided to them by IT and engage in activities that would make even the most laid-back CIO cringe. Whether it's allowing other people to use their company computer, or forgetting to change passwords, employees are engaging in behaviors that put your company's sensitive data at risk. Here are the 11 dumbest (and most worrisome) activities that your employees are likely doing with company-provided technology on any given day. As you share this, you'll do well to remind your workers that bad tech behavior speaks volumes about the kind of people we really are.


Employees believe that if a friend sends them a link on Facebook or over IM, it must be safe. There's no telling whether that friend's computer has been compromised by malware or if their account has been hacked. Verifying over the Web is always a good idea, but most employees rarely do this.

This article was originally published on 07-18-2011
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