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33% of executives don’t trust their organization to protect employee data

One in three US executives are not confident that their company can keep the private information of staff members out of the hands of cybercriminals, a new Dell survey covering 42 countries reveals. The global average is 29%, with executives in South Korea (51%) and Singapore (42%) reporting the highest levels of distrust. Furthermore, close to half (49%) of respondents worldwide say that their firm “will struggle to prove it’s trustworthiness within the next five years.”

A second Dell report found that nearly two-thirds (64%) of people are willing to use biometric authentication, while 88% are bothered by password expiration policies, as a result of which many choose unsafe passwords. Indeed, mandated password expiry periods are now widely considered to be counterproductive in terms of security.

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