7 reasons why users have trust issues

A survey shows that employees have been trained to be untrusting souls.

Untrusting users
Uneasy users

Almost every month there are headlines splashed across the Internet indicating another business has been breached. It is no surprise then that employees are unnerved at where their information goes. According to a recent national survey by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix, 69% of Americans think having their personal information stolen in their lifetime is inevitable – and 84% feel their personal information is more vulnerable than it was a year ago. Here are more examples of the paranoia that has hit the airwaves.

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WALKING AROUND WITH YOUR SS NUMBER

70% of Americans think it would be riskier to trust a company with their Social Security number than to carry their SS card in their wallet.

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DON’T TRUST THE MAN

88% of employed Americans do not use work devices with trusted company security software.

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LIKE ME

34% feel that companies in general allocate more resources to their social media strategy than to their data protection strategy.

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SUSPICIOUS

If employed Americans received an email from an unknown sender at work, 44% would delete it, and 27% would mark it as spam. Just 12% would actually read it.

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PHEW

At least not is all gloomy for employers as 92% of employed Americans in this survey think that security and data protection is a priority for the company they work for.

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I CAN’T SEE THE CLOUD

93% of Americans don’t keep personal files on the cloud.

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Private Property

Here is one reason Americans should be scared of a data breach: 38% have a “private folder” on their computer or mobile device that they wouldn’t want anyone else to see.

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Paying Lip Service

88% of Americans think that companies often say their data is more secure than it actually is.