Trends in employee security awareness.
the cyberwire logoOct 25, 2022

Terranova finds mixed results in its survey of workers' attitudes and perceptions.

Trends in employee security awareness.

Terranova Security has published a report on security awareness among employees in the US, finding that “just over a third (35%) of employees express little-to-no concern about data theft at work, and 20% believe they can't be targeted at all by cyber criminals.” Additionally, “41% of employees say they work in a company where cyber security awareness training is mandatory. 43% haven't participated in any cyber security training, and nearly a third (31%) indicated that their company doesn't offer any relevant training at all.”

Meanwhile, just over a third of employees believe their organization’s cybersecurity knowledge is adequate:

“More than one in three respondents believe that the level of cybersecurity knowledge in their company is average to good (34%). However, their assessment of themselves and their colleagues is harsher: 30% say that their personal knowledge is good, and only 22% say that their colleagues have a good level of knowledge, which suggests a lack of training and interest in this area. Fewer than 10% of respondents globally say that they, their company, and their colleagues have an excellent level of knowledge (i.e., have a score of 10 on a scale of 1 to 10). Therefore, this part of the survey shows a lot of room for progress from being aware of cyber issues to achieving fundamental knowledge.”