Nearly 40% of Firms Fired Staff for Security Policy Breaches

“Pour encourager les autres” is a valid response to security policy enforcement. I hope these companies deployed appropriate security and privacy training programs before disciplining staff…:

Almost two-fifths (39%) of British business decision makers have sacked employees because they breached corporate security policy during the pandemic, according to new data from Centrify.

The IAM specialist polled 200 UK respondents to find out more about how COVID-19 and mass remote working has impacted corporate cybersecurity.

Over half (58%) of respondents admitted that employees are more likely to try and bypass enterprise security practices when working from home.

That may explain why nearly two-thirds (65%) said they had made major changes to their cybersecurity policy to take account of their newly distributed workforce.

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