Teaching users why it’s important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here’s how.
IT usage and security policies can be an annoyance for employees who simply see them as draconian roadblocks for their daily activities. With the rise of privacy tools, such as VPNs and privacy-focused web browsers, it’s never been easier for users to circumvent organizational controls and, in turn, increase a company’s risk profile.
Case in point: A 2018 Insider Threat Intelligence Report from Dtex found that last year 60% of users surveyed were using anonymous or private browsing to bypass company security policies.