How businesses can prevent cyber attacks due to their workers’ lax attitudes

A lack of cyberspace education leaves workers with their personal details stolen and companies at risk – so what can businesses do about it?

Written by Angus Shaw

The deployment of regulatory arsenals, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Friday May 25, couldn’t possibly make the importance of protecting private data any clearer in this age of hack attacks. Indeed, from a survey of 2,000 workers carried out by CV-Library, the job site, 83% agree on the significance of cybersecurity.

This was particularly clear when it came to job applications. Given many candidates supply personal data like home addresses, date of birth and even their national insurance number on their CVs, it’s hardly surprising 68% of those aged 55 to 64 worry about their online CV information being stolen. Interestingly, only 42% of those aged between 18 to 24 shared their worries.

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