Help Net Security (07/27/15)
Fujitsu recently found only 7 percent of employees rate their business data higher than their personal information, highlighting the fact that employees do not understand the value of data. The report estimated 52 percent of employees admitted they value their own data more than their work data, and 43 percent either somewhat or completely agree they have no idea of the value of business data. In addition, 89 percent of consumers trust the security of personal emails over work emails. Although 58 percent of employees understand the risks associated with identity theft, more needs to be done from both organizations and employees, according to the report. "With one in three [30 percent] employees agreeing that they worry more about losing personal data than business data organizations have a challenge on their hands," says Fujitsu's Andy Herrington. He notes educating employees about the value of and how to protect their personal data is a good starting point for organizations.