Confidential Data Leaving on Workers Mobile Devices – Under-30-Year-Olds Don’t Care
More than half of employees admit to storing, sharing and working on corporate documents on their personal devices-and this number is growing.
If you think your BYOD policy telling employees that they can’t put sensitive data on their personal smartphones, laptops and tablets is keeping your company safe, think again. Few office workers are actually aware of their company’s BYOD policy.
These are the alarming findings from a recent survey of 4,000 office workers in the United States and United Kingdom, conducted by market researcher Ipsos Mori and commissioned by cloud collaboration platform provider Huddle.
The survey found that 73 percent of respondents in the United States are downloading personal software and apps onto corporate-owned tablets.
Now for the kicker: The security problem is only going to get worse as millennials flood the workplace. That’s because millennials, especially on the younger side of the generation, don’t really care about security or the stress it causes the IT department; they just want BYOD without restrictions.
The survey calls 18- to 24-year-olds the “gourmet chefs of security breach,” because they play loose with corporate documents. That’s not good, given that millennials will make up the majority of your workforce by 2015, according to the U.S.