Teams have become more distributed in recent years, with remote work now commonplace. Some companies have failed to provide employees the training, equipment, and resources they need to keep data secure, however.

This survey finds that one in five employees in the UK have been directly involved in a security breach or loss of sensitive data. Researchers queried 2,000 employees across four industries that process sensitive data: financial services, healthcare, education, retail, and manufacturing.

The results show 91% of employees who have been involved in a security incident use personal devices to access sensitive data at work, with half of the group (51%) doing so without a robust device security policy in place.

A quarter (26%) of respondents are concerned about being involved in a cybersecurity incident or data breach in the future.