As a society, we are profoundly more technical than we have ever been before. We use devices and solutions to connect to everything from online banking on our smartphones, social media via our smart watches and voice activated home devices to control our heating.
A resounding outcome of this is that the average security perimeter of each individual has now moved far beyond just our laptops and email addresses and is continually evolving. Along with all of the benefits that come with utilising technology solutions and devices to connect with our home, friends and work, it also comes with great risk to the security of our personal information. In 2016, we saw an increase in ransomware of 600% that resulted in businesses losing over £1 billion to retrieve their encrypted information.
Accessing online content, newsletters and discounts in exchange for something simple, such as our email address, within our personal lives is second nature and the question of how this translates into the workplace now needs to be addressed. The relationship exchange between using technology within your personal life and at work affects a person’s awareness and attitude to risks.