3 Out of 4 Employees Pose a Security Risk

Despite concerted efforts by many US organizations to improve security awareness among users, a new study shows they still have a long way to go. Some 75% of respondents today pose a moderate or severe risk to their company’s data, according to MediaPRO’s third annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, and 85% of finance workers show some lack of data security and privacy knowledge.

The firm surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the United States to quantify the state of privacy and security awareness in 2018. More people fell into the risk category this year than in 2017 – and that number had nearly doubled since the inaugural survey.

Read more about the disturbing findings of the report on DarkReading.