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10 Oct 2006

The reality gap

An international survey reveals a fascinating discrepancy between what teleworkers say they do in the way of information security and what they actually do. For example, about a quarter admit to personal use of company laptops yet around half say they shop online (OK, some might be shopping with the corporate credit card, but probably not all of them). There are significant implications for those of us who use questionnaires and interviews to assess the level of security awareness. Essentially, the survey warns us against believing everything are told and to beware the gap between perception and reality.

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