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O have been directly involved in a security breach or loss of sensitive data , according to research from Impero Software – a leading provider of software solutions that help people learn , work and connect safely online .

One in five UK employees involved in data security breaches at work

ne in five employees in the UK

O have been directly involved in a security breach or loss of sensitive data , according to research from Impero Software – a leading provider of software solutions that help people learn , work and connect safely online .

The research , based on a survey of 2,000 employees about their cybersecurity behaviours and experiences , reveals that more than half ( 56 %) use personal devices to access company data and systems , on average , three times a week . Amongst this group , four in 10 ( 42 %) say their organisation does not enforce a security policy to control how personal devices can interact with sensitive information .
The results also show that 91 % of the employees who have been involved in a security incident use personal devices to access sensitive data while at work , with half of this group ( 51 %) doing so without adhering to a robust device security policy .
The average UK worker accesses company and customer data four times
Four in 10 ( 42 %) say their organisation does not enforce a security policy to control how personal devices can interact with sensitive information .
a week and employee data two times a week , with a third using between three and five different Internet-connected devices at any one time .
The research also reveals :
• A quarter ( 24 %) of employees lack confidence in recognising cybersecurity threats while at work , while a similar number ( 26 %) agree that their company could improve the quality of its cybersecurity training .
• Four in 10 employees would consider leaving their job if their company was involved in a major cybersecurity incident or data breach .
• Nearly half ( 47 %) said remote working has made them more concerned about the security of their work devices .
• A quarter ( 26 %) are worried about being involved in a cybersecurity incident or data breach in the future .
• Only around half ( or less ) of employees have access to crucial tools
such as Multi-Factor Authentication ( 45 %), web filtering ( 47 %), laptop encryption software ( 50 %) and virtual private networks ( 52 %).
“ Despite the abundance of Internetconnected devices used by employees in modern businesses , especially in the new hybrid world of work , many feel their employers are not equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to work securely , particularly when interacting with sensitive data ,” said Justin Reilly , CEO , Impero . “ Employees shouldn ’ t need to be worried or threatened by the prospect of security breaches – their employers should provide the tools and training they need to feel secure . This is especially important at a time when the competition for talent is intense and ‘ The Great Resignation ’ looms large . A truly secure , connected working environment can only be achieved by harmonising people , processes and technology .” u
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