Millennials Pose a Greater Security Risk
By Karen A. Frenkel
50% of respondents said security is not their responsibility and 30% said there should be no penalty for losing company data. 78% think their company clearly communicates to them about security best practices.
5% of Baby Boomers believe they compromise IT security, whereas 25% Millennials think so.
37% of Baby Boomers use their work device for personal use compared to 64% of Millennials. 8% of Baby Boomers change their default settings in contrast to 35% of Millennials.
Respondents use a plethora of devices, according to this breakout: 1 device: 46%, 2 devices: 37%, 3 devices: 12%, 4 devices: 4%
Senior, mid-level and junior level employees have very different perceptions of their device’s security risks. 33% of senior-level professionals think their device is not safe for work, compared to 19% and 9% of mid-level and junior personnel, respectively.
76% of senior-level professionals have used their work devices for personal use compared to 65% and 51% of mid-level and junior employees, respectively.
26% of senior-level professionals have lost their device during the past five years, compared to 8% and 5% of mid-level and junior employees, respectively.
In 2013, 59% of respondents believed corporate data was worth less than $500. This year, 25% of respondents believe that data is worth less than $500 and 23% believe it is worth $50,000 or more.
Asked what they consider the greatest benefit of mobile, respondents said: Ability to respond to requests from any location: 39%, Work while travel: 38%, Able to bring device to meetings at work: 31%, More flexible during working hours: 29%, Can access corporate data remotely: 28%
The report recommends: Training employees on best practices, Maintaining updated IT security policy, Building policies to address employee behaviors that may put sensitive data at risk
For the IT Department, the report recommends implementing security that gives IT visibility over all devices on or off the network and applying a layered approach to data security including encryption, remote endpoint security capabilities and anti-malware.