2023 Not (Cyber) Safe for Work Report
Learn How Executives’ Personal Devices Are Leaving Businesses Open to Cyber Attack.
Agency has conducted a nationwide survey of executives about their experiences using personal devices for work and how their digital lives affect their company’s cybersecurity.
Some Brief Details From the Report
- According to Agency research, 97% of respondents access work accounts or applications via their personal devices, with 99% of C-level respondents accessing work accounts from personal devices.
- 95% of respondents use personal devices for work-related multifactor authentication.
- 89% of respondents say companies should provide cybersecurity software for employees’ personal devices.
- 88% of respondents sometimes or often receive work-related spam or phishing on personal accounts, with respondents from mid-size companies (700 to 999 employees) more likely to receive work-related spam than those from larger companies (1,000 to 3,999 employees).
- 80% of respondents say it would be an invasion of privacy if their company were able to monitor the use of their personal devices.
- 80% of C-level respondents are likely to send work-related messages, i.e., emails or texts, from their personal devices - more than any other group - with 74% of respondents overall sending work-related messages from their personal devices “frequently/often.”
- 75% of respondents say their company has been the target of cyberattacks in the past, with the industries receiving the highest number of attacks including Information Research and Analysis (100%), Teaching and Education (89%), Engineering and Manufacturing (81%).
- Almost three-quarters (73%) of respondents would allow their employers to install company software on their personal devices for the purpose of providing security, even if it meant they could see all their activity.
- 58% of respondents say their spouse/partner has physical access to their personal devices, as well as children (38%), friends (18%) and parents (10%), with only 30% of all respondents saying no one else has access to their personal devices.