IDTIS Information Security Education Facilitation Program:
Re-focusing the 70% of Employees that Ignore IT Policies
Seven out of 10 young employees frequently ignore IT policies, and one in four is a victim of identity theft before the age of 30, according to a global study from Cisco at the end of 2011. More than 1/3 of these employees responded negatively when asked if they respect their IT departments and policies vs. their desire for flexible access to social media, devices, and remote access.
Privacy was also not a concern among these employees, who indicate a potential change in the workplace in the next decade unless stopped now. Instead employees are looking to make their jobs easier, more efficient, taking shortcuts, maybe being helpful to third parties, without realizing their actions could causing a greater problem, including threats to security.
Whether a brand new company or one that has been around for decades, the standards by which your employees and personnel operate have to be established by you; taught by you; and clearly defined by you. Because if employees don’t know why they must do it they won’t do it, and once the process breaks down, you run a higher risk of a breach.
To learn more about preventing breaches in your workplace, click here for more information and how we can train your employees.
News About Deceased Child Identity Theft
H.R. 3475: Keeping IDs Safe Act of 2011 (called KIDS) - Introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), also Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Numbers. Appears to have supporters in the Senate as well through Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
Johnson’s “KIDS Act” would effectively end public access to the death file. It has not yet been introduced formally so the exact language is not yet available. It is believed that truncation may be a way to block SSNs on this publicly sold list. - http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-3475
A griping article by Jonathan Agin on identity theft in the childhood cancer community - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-agin/childhood-cancer-identity-theft_b_1126177.html
Please look at our new resource for parents under Consumer Resources