In many cases, companies are struggling to find the right balance between strict security requirements and employee productivity as more employees work at home. Encryption and other security technologies are available, but some firms are accepting the risk and some may be unaware that end users are bringing customer data, personally identifiable information or company financial data home with them on laptops, smartphones and Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drives.
RSA Security Inc., the Security Division of EMC Corp., conducted the survey, polling 417 individuals at separate conferences in April, May and June. 46% work in the financial services sector, 46% are IT professionals and 54% work in companies with more than 5,000 employees.
The survey found that 94% were familiar with their organizations' IT security policies, yet 53% felt the need to work around security policies in order to get their work done.
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