How seriously do employees take security policies?
More companies are getting serious when it comes to security.
The awareness of possible data breaches is perhaps at an all-time high. You can't read a newspaper or news site without plentiful reports of cyber attacks. At the same time, you have to wonder how seriously employees take the likelihood of this sort of crime. You've probably noticed that lots of your fellow employees are rather cavalier when it comes to security policies. Many have no qualms emailing sensitive documents to their personal email addresses to be worked on at home. Many have no issues using their own, untested flash drives, which most IT security units now frown on.
A survey by DataMotion has probed this issuing, concluding unsurprisingly that "despite having corporate security and compliance policies and solutions in place, there is a widespread lack of confidence among respondents in their effectiveness."
The survey found that 84 percent of respondents "believe employees/co-workers violate security and compliance policies for transferring files electronically and only 45.5% feel these policies are fully understood. Adding to respondents' compliance woes, nearly one in three admit their company knowingly takes risks because they don't have the resources to be totally compliant. Considering these results, it's no surprise that only 37.5% of respondents state they are very confident that their organization would pass a compliance audit if selected." -Jim