Age and Experience on Risk and Security

This special report explores how age and experience influences security culture.

In this unique study, we examine the relationship between age, experience, risk and security, and find that age and experience are strongly correlated with personal risk management strategies and security behaviours.

The report on how age and experience influence risk and security is available to download for free. To read the full report, click on “Go to report”.

More than 10.000 employees studied
5 industry sectors
2 countries
38 companies
About the Findings

In the past, it has been claimed that millennials, having grown up with technology, have a better understanding of technology than the older generations. This has influenced an idea that the millennials are better dealing with cybersecurity than others. This report debunks this myth as it explores the relationship between age and experience on risk and security.

In fact, attitudes towards security culture improve with age, and not as a result of greater exposure to technology. Age also matters when it comes to employees’ behaviour concerning organizational security. Our findings show that younger employees are twice as likely to exhibit more risky use of computers and handling of sensitive information.

In addition, this research also examines the relationship between the length of time worked at an organisation and security culture. To discover the full impact of age and experience on risk and security, read the our report for free. 

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