Generation Y security attitudes ‘putting companies at risk

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ESET’s survey found that 38% of those aged 18 to 30 do not believe that their companies have cyber security policies, and 30% know one exists, but don’t know what it is.

Young employees’ attitudes to data are also cause for concern: 50% believe that it is the sole responsibility of their business to protect data, while half are unaware that stolen data could be used against their companies.

ESET UK technical director Mark James told Help Net Security: “More likely to blur the boundaries between work and personal devices, Gen-Y are the early adopters of new technologies; often more blasé about security practises as they’ve been brought up experimenting with technology and sharing personal data via social media.”

The report also found that 18 to 24 year-olds took more risks than 25 to 30 year-olds, and were three times more likely to share passwords or access to their companies’ networks.


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