“Seven out of 10 young employees frequently ignore IT policies, and one in four is a victim of identity theft before the age of 30,” according to a global study from Cisco, released in mid-December.
The three-part Cisco Connected World Technology Report uncovered some possibly worrisome attitudes toward IT policies among 2,800 college students and young professionals in 14 countries.
Overall, this up-and-coming generation of workers possesses a more negative view of IT policies, coupled with higher expectations for generous access to devices, remote connectivity and social media, than previous generations of workers.
The report also finds lower expectations for online privacy among the group. Perhaps this leads to lax security practices, as nearly 25 percent of them have already experienced some form of identity theft.
Part three of the Cisco report, along with parts one and two, can be accessed here. All are accompanied by very informative infographics, like the one below, that provide a quick, executive overview of the report’s findings.