Doug Bedell — October 6, 2018, 4:16 pm

Employees Can Be Their Own Worst Security Risks


With our workplaces becoming increasingly digital, the challenge of keeping them secure arises. Why? Security magazine explains that, in a survey, “digitally savvy respondents disclosed taking greater risks with data and information security.”

What’s familiar doesn’t necessarily need to be protected, seemed to be the surprising reality.

“Ironically, digital-savvy respondents disclosed taking greater risks with data and information security. Three-quarters (74%) admitted to behaviors that put company passwords, devices and work files at risk – which is 19% higher than those identified as “non-digital” workers (62%). In either case, this poses a significant challenge.”

The piece goes on to advise that human error risks need to be acknowledged, and that “Organizations also need to acknowledge and plan for risks posed by human frailties.”

Indeed, procedures and policies need to be drummed into employees relentlessly, even as their behaviors are being closely monitored. How’s that for surprising news?

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