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1 in 4 Workers Are Aware Of Security Guidelines – but Ignore Them

Even more are knowingly connecting to unsecure networks and sharing confidential information through collaboration platforms, according to Symphony Communication Services.

An alarming percentage of workers are consciously avoiding IT guidelines for security, according to a new report from Symphony Communication Services.

The report, released this morning, is based on a survey of 1,569 respondents from the US and UK who use collaboration tools at work. It found that 24% of those surveyed are aware of IT security guidelines yet are not following them. Another 27% knowingly connect to an unsecure network. And 25% share confidential information through collaboration platforms, including Skype, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.  

While the numbers may at first appear alarming, there's another way to look at them, says Frank Dickson, a research vice president at IDC who covers security.

"What I see is a large percentage of workers who view security as an impediment," Dickson says. "When security gets in the way of workers getting their jobs done, people will go around security. Companies need to provide better tools so people can be more effective."

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