Sometimes employees follow cybersecurity best practices beyond company policies

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of employees use a company-approved device for work. However, less than half (40%) of those who use a personal device are regulated when using that personal device, according to a new survey of 1,000 full-time employees published by Clutch. Employees use personal devices for routine, daily work activities. Among those surveyed who use a personal device for work, 86% check their email and 67% access shared company documents.

“Normal,” or accepted employee behavior, often presents the most dangerous security threats, according to Randy Battat, CEO of PreVeil “Employees believe that information that needs to be protected is special, sensitive stuff that’s explicitly marked,” Battat said. “The reality is that the majority of communications and an organization’s intellectual capital can be found in the ‘ordinary’ email.”

Read more about the findings of the new Clutch survey on Help Net Security.

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