CEO On Research: Half Of Workers Are Less Likely To Practice Safe Data Practices While Working Remotely

48 per cent of office workers have admitted they are less likely to follow safe data practices when working from home, according to new research from Tessian, the Human Layer Security company. The State of Data Loss Prevention report reveals findings from a global survey of 2,000 office workers and 250 IT decision-makers in the UK and the US.

The research shows that 52 per cent of office workers feel they can get away with riskier behaviour when working from home, such as sharing confidential files via email and using personal devices to conduct company business.

The top reasons for not following safe data practices included not working on their usual devices (50 per cent), not being watched by IT (48 per cent), and being distracted (47 per cent).


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Niamh Muldoon, Senior Director of Trust and Security, EMEA,  OneLogin
June 01, 2020
with 36% of global respondents admitting they have not changed their home WiFi password in more than a year
Have you thought about how secure your remote working set up really is? According to a global survey from OneLogin, which surveyed remote workers from Germany, France, Ireland, the USA and UK, password best practices have not taken priority under the current spike in remote working, with 36% of global respondents admitting they have not changed their home WiFi password in more than a year, leaving ....
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Fiona Boyd, Head of Enterprise Cyber Security ,  Fujitsu
June 01, 2020
It is no doubt that organisations are struggling with visibility as employees work from home.
The findings on the lack of security concerns from workers should be worrying for every organisation. People can make-or-break a cyber defence just as much as clever technology. Workforces today are much more reliant on accessing systems remotely in far reaches of the world – all whilst at home. So the need for protection is critical to securely access systems and the sensitive data they contain ....
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Tim Sadler, CEO,  Tessian
May 28, 2020
The Covid-19 crisis has triggered a tidal wave of challenges for businesses.
The Covid-19 crisis has triggered a tidal wave of challenges for businesses. Whilst they adapted fast to the abrupt shift towards remote working, the challenge businesses now face is keeping data secure from risky employee behaviour as working from home becomes the norm. Our research shows that people will cut corners on security best practices when working remotely and find workarounds if securi ....
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