According to a new report, employees over the age of 30 are more likely to adopt better cybersecurity practice than younger colleagues who have grown up around digital technology.
The NTT Ltd. report, which looked into behaviour and attitudes to cybersecurity among different age groups, revealed that while the over-30s demonstrate better cybersecurity behaviour in the UK, US, Nordics and Hong Kong, it is under-30s who are cybersecurity leaders in France and Brazil.
Interestingly, on average, under-30s score 2.3 in terms of cybersecurity best practice, compared to 3.0 for over-30s. In the UK, under-30s (4.3) and over-30s (5.5) are among the highest scores globally.
The data suggests that just because Millennials and Generation Z workers are born in the digital age, it does not necessarily mean they follow cybersecurity best practice.