It may seem that the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) and the representatives of Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) are better versed in modern technology than their older counterparts, and therefore will approach cybersecurity issues with greater responsibility and literacy, especially at work. But as it turns out, this is not the case at all.
According to a survey conducted by Ernst & Young, young employees are actually more lax than their mature and even elder counterparts when it comes to ensuring cybersecurity in their workplace.
For example, Generation Z and Millennials are far more likely to use the same password for professional and personal accounts and to ignore required updates than their older counterparts.
But at the same time, young employees are more responsible for the security of their own gadgets than office devices; a total of 48% of representatives of Generation Z and 39% of Millennials have admitted this.
A survey titled "Human risk in the field of cybersecurity" conducted this year revealed that:
The results of this survey, according to experts, should encourage company managers and employees responsible for the security of IT infrastructure to review their approaches to cybersecurity.