- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
There are 206 bones in the human body. Could the smartphone could be considered the 207th for Gen Y? So asks the IT company Cisco.
For the ‘always-connected’ generation, a single mobile device will do, whether it is a personal device or a company-owned device, which creates challenges for the IT managers who must safeguard company assets and information.
While two out of five said their company’s policy forbids them to use company-issued devices for non-work activities, nearly three out of four (71 percent) said they don’t always obey those policies.
Two-thirds (66 percent) feel that “employers should not track employees’ online activities — it’s none of their business.”
IT professionals know that many employees don’t follow the rules, but they don’t understand how prevalent it is: Over half of IT professionals globally thought their employees obey the policy on not using work devices for personal use.
The third in an annual series, the 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, was commissioned by Cisco and conducted by InsightExpress, a market research firm based in the United States. The global study consists of two surveys: one focused on college students and workers aged 18 to 30, and the second focused on IT professionals. Each survey includes 100 respondents from each of 18 countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.