Millennials Pose a Greater Security Risk

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-20-2015 Email

Millennials are a greater security risk to organizations than older employees, according to a new survey. The report also finds that one-half of respondents believe IT security is not their responsibility and that they understand the risks associated with the loss of corporate data. The online survey, "U.S. Mobile Device Security Survey Report," conducted by security and data risk management firm Absolute Software, was done last January and includes 762 U.S. adults ages 18 and over. All are members of the Springboard American Forum, an online platform through which people express their opinions. All respondents use an employee-owned mobile device and work for a company with 50 or more employees. "We conducted the survey with the intention of helping enterprises better understand the current attitudes that employees have towards data security and privacy," said Stephen Midgley, vice president, Global Marketing, Absolute Software. "Armed with this information, customers can consider user behavior as an additional data point in their endpoint security and data risk management strategies."

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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