Today’s Casual Workforce Creates Major Security Risk for Employers

Today, we released the results of our Symphony Workplace Confidential Survey, which examined the growth of new collaboration tools and platforms entering the workplace. The findings highlight a worryingly casual attitude to workplace communications that pose a threat to businesses.


“The way we work is changing,” states Jonathan Christensen, Chief Experience Officer at Symphony. “Collaboration platforms and other innovations bring positive improvements that enable more flexibility and better work-life balance. But a more casual approach to workplace communications, and digital habits in general presents major security risks. Employees won’t keep secure practices on their own, and employers must consider how they will secure workforce communication over messaging and collaboration tools, just like they did with email.”


Key findings from Symphony’s Workplace Confidential Survey, which polled over 1,500 workers in the U.S. and U.K., are summarized in the below infographic. 



Want to know more about how Symphony can help you work together securely? Find us on @Symphony Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or visit for more details about our platform.All survey results, unless otherwise noted, are from Researchscape International. This online survey had 1,569 respondents — 780 in the U.K. and 789 in the U.S. It was fielded from March 20 to March 24, 2019. The topline survey results were weighted by age, gender, and region to reflect the population of U.S. and U.K. workers who use collaboration tools.

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