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Security-Minded Employees Still Pose Risks

September 25, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Despite their training and best intentions, even the most security-minded employees behave in ways that put the enterprise at risk, according to The Security Culture Report 2018. The report, which covered eight industry sectors, surveyed more than 21,000 employees who spoke seven different languages. The results found that employee behaviors specific to cybersecurity are subpar across virtually all sectors in both Europe and the United States, which is true even for those employees who are considered to be security minded. Norwegian software company CLTRe AS collected the data and found evidence that poor security behavior is not limited to any specific sector, though the real estate sector fared the worst when looking specifically at cybersecurity culture.