Stroz Friedberg recently contracted a survey of business leaders in the US across industries. The goal was to learn where businesses need to fortify protections against security protections. To their great surprises, they found the biggest threats were at the top level of business.
"Senior management—those who often have high levels of access to valuable company information—admitted to partaking in risky behaviors most readily. Personal technology preferences contributed to many of the transgressions. "
Among other startling findings, the survey found eighty-seven percent of senior managers regularly upload work files to a personal email or cloud account.
Eric Friedberg, co-founder and executive chairman of Stroz Friedberg says this blatant security breach can be attributed to cumbersome security measures. If employees find reviewing information on a personal device is easier, they will do just that.
On the upside, according to the report, "Workers who said they did not participate in high-risk behaviors cited strict company policy as the reason why."
Read more about this study here.
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