Most UK Workers Believe Data Theft is Inevitable

A survey shows that almost two thirds of full time workers feel more vulnerable to data hacks than they did a year ago.

Of the 2,000 UK workers that were polled in the survey commissioned by Citrix, almost two-thirds said they feel more vulnerable to data hacks than they did this time last year.

The Censuswide survey however revealed there was a higher level of concern among young workers, with a third of 16-25 year olds saying they felt more vulnerable.

The survey also revealed that the approaches to combating the threats are outdated.

Chief security architect at Citrix, Chris Mayers, said: "The sheer number of high-profile data breaches in the past 12 months has resulted in workers feeling more vulnerable to hackers than ever before. This is especially prevalent in younger age groups, who are more likely to have large volumes of important data stored and maintained online.

"However, while workers clearly accept their data is at risk, many are still reliant on dated practices, such as using USB sticks to store and protect their information, when more advanced and robust measures are available.

"With companies increasingly turning to cloud services to store information and data, they will need to convince staff that cloud networks are a safe and reliable way to safeguard business-critical data and intellectual property."

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