The ‘Snappening.’ The hacking of two commonly used apps, SnapChat and Yik Yak, targeted to Millennials and Gen Z-ers did not significantly lessen the use of either app. In fact, there seemed to be a tolerance for it, a “what happens, happens” mentality. This event sparked a debate on the issue of the Millennial’s reaction – the issue being their lack of reaction.
According to a TrackIT survey, 60 percent of Millennials are not concerned with corporate security when they use personal apps, and 50 percent of them bring these personal apps into the enterprise. With data protection a top concern among organizations of all sizes, these statistics only spell trouble for corporate environments.
22 percent of 20-29 year-olds admitted to losing a computer or mobile device that gave unrestricted access to work information to whoever found it! This is about five times higher than 50-65 year old workers. Nearly a third of twenty-somethings keep their passwords in plain sight.
But – here’s the kicker — they’re also the most informed about the risks.
Will minimal to no concern for data security amongst Millennials entering the workforce cause a ripple effect of corporate security issues for enterprises worldwide?