When a co-worker pops into your cube for a quick chat, there’s a good chance he or she is getting more than just a little break from work.
According to the Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study by People Security, 71% of employees admitted to taking a glancing at a co-worker’s computer screen when they noticed certain information being displayed. Here’s the type of info that employees admitted to viewing:
- spreadsheets (29%)
- corporate e-mails (26%)
- presentations (20%)
- documents (18%), or
- other sensitive corporate info (11%).
While most employees said their actions were unintentional, 15% admitted to being interested in what they saw, and 2% even said they were looking for the purpose of obtaining info.