Cyber security is a myth in many companies
When an internal information breach happens, the perception maybe it’s the fault of lower-level staff ; yet senior managers, who have access to sensitive, unencrypted information, are often more likely to accidentally share information outside the boundaries of a company’s firewall.
Here are some interesting facts from a recent survey by Stroz Friedberg:
- 87% of senior managers (versus 75% of all workers) upload sensitive data to personal email or cloud accounts
- 37% say they do they do this because they prefer using their own PC
- 14% say it is too much work to bring their work computer home
- 73% of all office workers are concerned that a hacker could steal their personal or company sensitive information
- 6% were not concerned at all
- 61% think that their companies deserve a C grade or less for cyber security
- 58% of senior managers (versus 25% of all workers) has accidentally send sensitive information to the wrong person
- 51% of senior managers take files with them when they leave a company
- 11% of workers who do not send work files through personal accounts are aware of company policies against doing so
- 37% have had mobile device security training
- 42% have received information sharing training
- 54% of lower ranking employees think that cyber security is an IT problem versus the senior management team.
- 45% of senior management think they are primarily responsible for protect their company form a cyber-attack