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How to train new grads on corporate security

Sarah K. White | July 15, 2016
If you plan on hiring new grads this summer, you'll want to make sure you get them up to speed on the importance of corporate security as soon as possible -- because they aren’t as savvy as they think.

Similarly, Wagner points to a survey from Software Advice that found millennials are the worst when it comes to password security -- 85 percent said they use the same login credentials for multiple sites, and they're the group most likely to use security workarounds.

Over half admitted that it's likely they'd make an effort to avoid any restrictive work-place controls and the demographic showed the riskiest behavior compared to other generations.

And part of that, says Wagner, is because your newest employees, for the most part, haven't worked in an environment where anything besides their personal cybersecurity mattered.

Ultimately, while these new grads might understand how to protect their own smartphone or notebook, chance are that they haven't encountered phishing attacks or have had a need to encrypt confidential corporate data. So just because your youngest workers might seem adept at technology, remember that most of them haven't had to translate that knowledge in a corporate environment.

"While younger users may be more technologically progressive with regard to their ability to interact with computing devices and environments, this does not equate to their proficiency or concern over security. User education, across all generations, is more important now than ever before," says Rogers.

Source: CIO 


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