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    Millennials Bring New Workplace Cybersecurity Challenges
    By By Karl W. Hardy
    Jul 12, 2016
    As Baby Boomers increasingly exit the workforce and Millennials move in to take their places, HR professionals must assess and mitigate the cybersecurity risks posed by new workers who grew up in the digital age, according to a new study by Software Advice, headquartered in Austin, Texas.

    “Millennials bring a wealth of technology experience with them when they join an organization,” said Daren Glenister, field chief technology officer at Intralinks, a secure collaboration tech provider in Houston. In fact, “many bring their personal devices and consumer-grade software solutions with them into the office.”

    But therein lies the problem: While some employers think it’s admirable that Millennials try to facilitate work through the use of their own technology, this can create cybersecurity risks when questionable apps, tools and devices are used to handle proprietary or otherwise sensitive company data, he said.

    When companies allow employees to work from home and bring their personal devices into the office, HR managers need to know that such policies may lead to an increased cybersecurity risk, said Ben Desjardins, director of security solution marketing at Radware, an application delivery and cybersecurity company in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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    For instance, asking younger employees to manage IT departments without guidance in addition to performing their other job duties can lead to unintended consequences, especially if the employees’ personal views on installing software, Internet browsing and file sharing conflict with the views of upper management, said Cacciatore, who is also a member of the nonprofit International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

    I think it boils down to “personal views” in majority of situations when it comes to millennials and cyber-security, whether millennials are employees or management. This is especially true in the areas of where sensitive information is involved and when regulatory compliance is required.



    Great Article, I had to read a similar one for one of my college English classes.

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