Government Worker Privacy Study
Today we’re releasing the results of our second worker privacy study, this time to focus specifically on Government users. We interviewed 104 people at the 2012 FOSE conference in Washington D.C. to determine usage and risk to documents in government offices. The results revealed that Official Use, sensitive, and even classified documents are just as unprotected in the government space as were documents in private industry. Government workers regularly access sensitive documents in areas where other people can look at their screens, and the vast majority (82%) have no display security.
We found the top data types exposed in public places to be:
- Financial/ Credit card data (57 percent)
- Classified and FOUO (47 percent)
- Personal Information (SSNs, Medical, Human Resources) (44 percent)
- Proprietary / Trade Secret (18 percent)
Information security is a top priority for government IT in the post-WikiLeaks world. Government IT decision makers need to take a fresh look at their vulnerabilities and choose affordable solutions that can secure the weakest links.
Download the Oculis Labs Government Worker Privacy Survey here.