91% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise security

Security Magazine

HP Inc. released its HP Wolf Security Rebellions & Rejections report, a study highlighting the tension between IT teams and employees working from home (WFH) that security leaders must resolve to secure the future of work.

The findings show that IT teams have been forced into compromising security for business continuity at a time of rising threats, and their attempts to increase or update security measures for remote workers have often been rejected. This is particularly true for the future workforce of 18-24-year-olds – digital natives who feel increasingly frustrated with security getting in the way of deadlines, leading many to circumvent controls.

The new HP Wolf Security report combines data from a global YouGov online survey of 8,443 office workers who shifted to WFH during the pandemic and a global study of 1,100 IT Decision Makers conducted by Toluna. Key findings include:

76% of IT teams admit security took a backseat to business continuity during the pandemic, while 91% felt pressure to...

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