[ISN] Employees Put Personal Security, Interests Above Company's, Survey Says

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 00:39:32 -0500 (CDT)

By Tim Wilson
May 11, 2010

It's not exactly a news flash, but it could be useful in motivating 
users to behave properly online: Employees are more worried about their 
own security than about the safety of corporate data.

According to a survey of 1,600 users published yesterday by Trend Micro, 
employees are generally much more motivated to protect their own data 
security than data belonging to the company.

"When it comes to concerns and fears over the damage Web threats can 
cause, end users consistently ranked personal over corporate," the study 
says. "Violation of personal privacy, identity theft, or the loss of 
personal information were the top-stated concerns surrounding insidious 
threats such as phishing, spyware, Trojans, data-stealing malware, and 

"Loss of corporate information and damage to corporate reputation were 
the least of end users' concerns. For example, 36 percent of U.S. 
end-users said loss of personal information was their top concern about 
viruses; only 29 percent expressed concern over the loss of corporate 
data due to viruses."

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