While education and efforts around online credentials are improving, password hygiene still has problems
- 60% of employees do work activities from a personal device
- 55% of employees do personal activities on work devices
- One in three employees access work data from personal devices more than once per day
The Good News
- 82% of employees report their company has good or excellent password and authorization measures
- 76% are prompted by IT to change passwords on work accounts every one to three months
Secrets in Family
- 78% of employees believe it is risky to share passwords with family members
- 54% of employees share login information with family members so they can access their computers, smartphones and tablets
- Two-Thirds of employees haven't changed their personal passwords within the last month
- 48% of employees haven't changed their work passwords in the past month
- Almost half of employees are likely to reuse passwords for work-related accounts
- Nearly two-thirds are likely to reuse them for personal accounts
Don't Blame Me!
- Only 10% of employees think they'd be held responsible for a breach due to their own risky behavior
- 59% of employees think IT should ultimately bear the responsibility for a corporate breach
How Much Is Your Email Password Worth?
- 14% of employees would trade access to their work email credentials to pay off student loans
- 13% would give up work email credentials for paid mortgage or rent for a year
How Much Is Smartphone Access Worth?
- Close to 12% of employees would trade their smartphone passcode in exchange for one year of housing payments
- 9% would trade smartphone credentials for a luxury vehicle
While the last two statistics can make you lough, as the Head of a company you must protect it from internal (insider) and external threads.
However, I strongly recommend you to follow common-sense guidelines for a good password hygiene.