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Milennials & Security: Are Your Newest Hires a Security Risk?

Anne Bisagno

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Hard to believe, with plenty of Baby Boomers still in the workplace, but the oldest members of Generation X start turning 50 this year. And just as it's never too soon to start planning for retirement, it's not too soon to start adjusting your network security for a mostly Millennial workforce.

 

It's not that the generation now pouring into the workforce doesn't understand technology. Just the opposite: they have no memory of life before the Internet. Digital technology is the bedrock on which their lives are built, personally and professionally. But maybe because they take tech so much for granted , data security isn't high on their list of priorities. In fact, a recent survey from TrackIT reveals that 50 percent of Millennials bring personal apps into the workplace on their mobile devices — and that 60 percent of them aren't concerned about the impact of personal apps on corporate security.

 

We call this a wake-up call. If you don't have a strong BYOD strategy, you need to put one in place before problems start popping up. More than that, since the next generation of employees seems to think policies and procedures are primarily barriers to dodge, your strategy needs to rely heavily on technology. If you aren't sure where to start, call us. We have plenty of experience with our own Millennial employees!

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