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Many Young Workers are IT Rule Breakers

A recent HBR article highlighted that many of the younger generation knowingly break the IT rules at work, see HBR Article.

Probably the most interesting statistic was:

Almost two-thirds (61%) say the responsibility for protecting information and devices falls on IT or service providers, not individual employees.

To me this sounds very wrong. Why should an employee feel that they are immune from certain rules, which are often put in place to protect sensitive corporate information?

This also fights against the growing trend for Consumerisation of IT and bring your own device to work – if employees cannot be trusted to protect corporate information then the enterprise may have no choice but to centrally enforce more draconian controls, which will lead to less freedom for the employee.

What do you think?



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