How to ensure new graduates aren’t compromising enterprise networks

With college graduations now behind students, many young people might already have secured jobs even before they crossed the stage with their degrees in hand. With these fresh-faced employees on the payroll, now businesses must make sure their security habits are in line with today’s policies.

New graduates aren’t just bringing their skills and experience to the workplace – they’re also bringing poor cybersecurity habits. Recent studies have shown Millennials are generally indifferent about data security, says David Meyer of OneLogin, an identity access management company.

With many new grads choosing to use applications and devices that have not been approved by corporate IT, there is no easy way to monitor usage to ensure data remains secure. Considering the average cost of a cyber breach is approximately $ 3.8 million, it’s in a company’s best interest to exercise precaution as they welcome entry-level employees into the ranks, he says.

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