Is Holiday Shopping a Company Security Risk?

By on November 14, 2018 at 10:00pm


Majority of employees plan on “workshopping” despite IT leader apprehensions

64% of workers plan to shop online from work this holiday season

How often do you plan to shop online from work during the holidays?*

A few times a week 36%
Once a week 35%
Only on Cyber Monday 20%
Nearly every day until I finish my list 8%


What is your company’s policy regarding employees shopping online while at work?

Allow access but monitor for excessive use 69%
Block access to online shopping sites 24%
Allow unrestricted access 7%

53% of tech leaders would prefer employees not shop online during business hours or visit nonwork-related sites on a company device.

What is your greatest concern with employees shopping online using company devices?*

Security risks when visiting unsecure sites 59%
Loss of productivity 35%
No concerns 5%

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,500 IT hiring decision makers and 2,800 workers in the United States

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2018 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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