Survey Reveals Next Generation is Risky with Personal Information

Cisco Connected World Technology Report recently unveiled some interesting figures related to identity theft. They surveyed more than 2,800 college students and young professionals in 14 countries to see how the next generation of employees is impacted by technology and security. Findings include:

  • About one in four college students (24%) and employees (23%) experiences identity theft before the age of 30.
  • One in three (33%) college students globally share personal information online, believes privacy boundaries are loosening, or does not think about privacy.
  • Three of five employees (61%) believe they are not responsible for protecting information and devices, believing instead that IT and/or service providers are accountable.
  • College students exhibited higher tendencies than young employees to engage in risky online behavior. More than four of five college students (86%) said they have allowed others to use their computer unsupervised.
Regardless of shifting generational perceptions of technology and security, each individual must take control of the management of their personal information.  InfoArmor is proactively monitoring your personal information and will reach out by phone if identity misuse or potential suspicious activity is detected.Source: Cisco 2011 Annual Security Report, December 14, 2011.


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