Wearables Will Increase Enterprise Risks

Wearables Will Increase Enterprise Risks

Consumers Concerned About BreachesConsumers Concerned About Breaches

The majority of respondents to the survey said recent prominent data breaches have increased their concern about the privacy of their personal data (U.S.: 55%, UK: 63%, Australia: 61%, India: 45%).

Disconnect Between Knowledge and HabitsDisconnect Between Knowledge and Habits

In the U. S., less than half of respondents changed PINs and passwords after breaches. 25% shopped less frequently at retailers that were breached, and 30% did not change their shopping behavior.

Knowledge/Inaction Gap Affects WorkplaceKnowledge/Inaction Gap Affects Workplace

Consumers who are also employees are likely to transfer the gap between their knowledge of breaches and failure to change PINs and passwords to where they work.

Demand for Connected Devices and WearablesDemand for Connected Devices and Wearables

Over half of consumer wish lists for 2015 include connected devices. 25% of respondents already own smart TVs or connected cars.

Smart Glasses and Watches CovetedSmart Glasses and Watches Coveted

Although still new, almost one-fifth of respondents in several countries said they would like to buy a smart watch next year, as follows:

Wearables at WorkWearables at Work

The vast majority of respondents who work said they would consider using wearable connected devices while working at their current job.

Concerns About HacksConcerns About Hacks

Although they crave connected devices, nine out of 10 consumers worldwide worry about how information is delivered to connected devices and how it might be used.

Employee Inaction Burdens ITEmployee Inaction Burdens IT

When employees bring their devices to work without taking security precautions, it puts the burden on the companies, which need to educate employees about how to help reduce risk.

Enterprise to Leverage IoTEnterprise to Leverage IoT

28% of respondents already have implemented plans to leverage IoT, and 15% expect to create plans within the next year. But security concerns and data privacy remain a challenge.

“Privacy Is Dead”

69% of respondents who are IT professionals are very concerned about the decrease in the level of personal privacy.

Only Secure Device: ID CardOnly Secure Device: ID Card

Some IT professionals believe the only device that protects user data and is not at risk of being stolen or abused by a hacker is the employee ID card. 42% of IT respondents said it is secure, 39% said it’s not secure and 19% are unsure.

BYOW Policies RareBYOW Policies Rare

56% of respondents who are IT professionals said their BYOD policy does not address wearable technology. 23% do not have a BYOD policy at all.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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