We had recently posted the summary results of younger generation employees within the enterprise This survey was segmented in to two groups; 18 – 23 and under 30 crowd. The results of that survey? Younger employees ignored corporate IT policies, particularly because they were inconvenient to their convenience.
Another recent study, funded by Associated Press found other startling results; two age specific segments; 14 – 17, and 18 – 24. Posted online and reviewed over at the Independent Florida Alligator claims that the majority of the entire younger generation doesn’t care about privacy concerns… until they get hacked.
?..teens and young adults are more likely to be hacked because they aren’t aware of the safety precautions and procedures of the Internet.
Of the people polled, 65 percent of those that were hacked knew who did it. Two-thirds of the people surveyed said they changed the passwords to their Internet accounts after they were hacked, 46 percent altered the email address or username associated with their accounts and 25 percent deleted a social networking profile
While precaution is not as important to today’s youth, consequences seem to make them more concerned. While they are learning these consequences inside corporate (aka Enterprise) environments, corporate IT security and private Intellectual Property will be compromised.
It is interesting to see how this group views world history, and whether or not those lessons learned will have to repeat itself, overall. Possibly the classes in public education in the US of the events that lead up to WWII, and how the Axis powers eventually lost, will prevent other modern world leaders from having the ability try it again.