5 reasons why newer hires are the company’s biggest data security risk

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Millennials are now in the majority in the workforce, which means a bigger headache for security IT folks.

Those fresh-faced new hires and interns who have invaded the office this summer bring with them eager minds and new perspectives, but they also carry a higher data security risk.

A study on U.S. mobile security by Absolute Software shows that Millennials – many of whom are now joining the workforce -- hold the greatest risk to data security over other age groups. Shorter-tenure and younger respondents tend to have lower expectations of their own responsibility for corporate security, according to the study of 762 U.S. workers who use employer-issued mobile devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

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