Worrying research has highlighted major lapses in workplace security that could be extremely costly for businesses.
It has revealed that more than a quarter of employees with access to customer data have not been trained on GDPR.
More than a third of workers quizzed don’t know where their security policy is saved. And almost half admit to using technology tools to communicate at work without them being password protected.
The research, published by telecoms service provider 247meeting, also revealed that a quarter of senior managers have experienced a stranger on a conference call.
Specific industries have also been singled out when it comes to the lack of training. They include hospitality and events management, media and internet, marketing, advertising and PR and engineering and manufacturing.
Permanent remote workers are the least likely to have been trained on GDPR.
According to the report, a quarter of employees have experienced a data breach, cyber-attack or both, during their careers.
The research also highlights another worry, with a quarter of senior managers admitting sharing conference call PIN information with colleagues, despite discussing employee grievances and sensitive business issues on their calls.