By Tim Wilson
May 11, 2010
It's not exactly a news flash, but it could be useful in motivating
users to behave properly online: Employees are more worried about their
own security than about the safety of corporate data.
According to a survey of 1,600 users published yesterday by Trend Micro,
employees are generally much more motivated to protect their own data
security than data belonging to the company.
"When it comes to concerns and fears over the damage Web threats can
cause, end users consistently ranked personal over corporate," the study
says. "Violation of personal privacy, identity theft, or the loss of
personal information were the top-stated concerns surrounding insidious
threats such as phishing, spyware, Trojans, data-stealing malware, and
"Loss of corporate information and damage to corporate reputation were
the least of end users' concerns. For example, 36 percent of U.S.
end-users said loss of personal information was their top concern about
viruses; only 29 percent expressed concern over the loss of corporate
data due to viruses."
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