‘Remote workers don’t care about data security’ indicates report

It’s a small sample size but in line with what I’d expect. Unless data security has a personal ownership component it will continue to be seen as “someone else’s problem”. Chanting “Security is everyone’s responsibility” doesn’t work. I wonder how many of the 34% would play fast and loose with their online banking details…:

According to a report commissioned by Apricorn of 100 UK-based IT decision makers from enterprise organisations, more than half (57%) still believe that remote workers will expose their organisation to the risk of a data breach.

This figure has inclined steadily from 44% in 2018 and 50% in 2019. The rise could reflect a corresponding increase in the number of people working remotely, or an enhanced awareness of the risks of doing so as much of the UK’s workforce continues to work from home.

Apathy continues to be a major problem, with just over a third (34%) of IT leaders saying their remote workers simply don’t care about security – exactly the same percentage as last year – which suggests organisations are struggling to get employees to buy into the security strategy.


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