Help Net Security: The rising use of personal identities in the workplace


90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. However, with 68% saying they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources, Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest worry to organisations.


“What’s clear is businesses feel their customers are not impressed with the authentication methods they’re using. This isn’t a surprise given focus is still on boosting perimeter defences and there remains a lack of investment in solutions like two-factor authentication and encryption, which aim to protect the most valuable thing, the data. It’s not just up to companies to start this process though, customers need to demand that they have access to these necessary security protocols,” said Jason Hart, CTO, Data Protection at Gemalto.

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