Why Millennials Ignore Security Protocols at Work

Despite growing security concerns, millennials see the overbearing security protocols at work as restrictive and counter-productive.

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Data security is widely regarded as the number one concern for companies. Consumers are worried about their data and IT professionals are concerned about the cloud. Still, millennial employees in particular, seem to lag behind in security adoption, and it’s likely because tech companies have overbearing security policies.

According to TrackIt survey data cited by Wired, 60 percent of millennials “aren’t concerned about corporate security when they use personal apps instead of corporate-approved apps.” It may be because they believe it’s not a big deal, but the data seems to indicate that clunky security mandates are behind the lack of worry.

The heavy-handed solution to an environment with a bring-your-own-device policy is to blacklist certain apps.



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