See more about what respondents in the US and UK know (and don’t know) about topics like open-access WiFi, VPNs, and social media safety.
On Misuse of Corporate Devices
A prime side effect of today’s technology-driven workforce is that organizations must place a lot of trust in their employees to “do the right thing” with the devices, data, and systems they are given access to. We wanted to know: Is that trust misplaced?
There was quite a large difference in the number of employees who say they regularly use a corporate-issued device at home (71% in the US, 39% in the UK) — which reflects a work life/personal life separation with UK employees that we first caught a glimpse of in our 2017 State of the Phish survey. But what we really wanted to know was what personal activities these employees use those devices for. As you’ll see from the charts below, organizations are not as secure as they might think they are:
Question: What Personal Activities Do You Perform on Your Corporate Device?
We dug even deeper by asking these same employees what they allow their friends and family to do on their corporate devices. But for that…you’ll have to download the report. (Spoiler alert: we were floored by the responses.)