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Sun of a breach: Don’t bring cyber risks back to work from the beach, urge cybersecurity experts

Sun of a breach: Don’t bring cyber risks back to work from the beach, urge cybersecurity experts

Dr Jessica Barker As people go on their annual holidays, could they be risking the cybersecurity of their workplaces? A new finding from the Palo Alto Networks Trust in the Digital Age online survey, suggests many people could be taking work-issued devices like smartphones and tablets on holiday and […]

As people go on their annual holidays, could they be risking the cybersecurity of their workplaces? A new finding from the Palo Alto Networks Trust in the Digital Age online survey, suggests many people could be taking work-issued devices like smartphones and tablets on holiday and using them on unsecured Wi-Fi networks, despite the known security risks.

The online study of 2,100 UK respondents was commissioned by Palo Alto Networks with YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cybersecurity. The research explores the UK’s attitude towards new cybersecurity technologies and practices and how likely people are to trust them to protect their digital way of life.

Over one third (34%) of UK workers surveyed say they are likely to use their work device on an open Wi-Fi network when they go on holiday; millennials are most likely to do this with more than a third (35%) likely to connect their firm’s device onto a password-free beach bar hotspot, for example.

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