In its 2017 Secure Access Threat report, Bomgar says that when faced with security measures that seemingly hinder efficiency, workers will use shortcuts without considering the risks. The results of the UK study reveal that 90% of employees polled admitted to having stayed logged on to systems, thereby preventing appropriate implementation of security policies such as the automatic rotation of passwords.

While 80% admitted to having sent files to personal email accounts, which expands the sprawl of sensitive information outside of the business network, 80% said they had logged on over unsecured WiFi networks from places such as cafés and coffee shops. In addition, 78% revealed they had shared passwords with colleagues and 81% admitted to having written down passwords. Read more..