To gauge the attitude toward IT policies, staffing firm Robert Half Technology conducted telephone interviews with more than 1,400 CIOs from U.S. companies with 100 or more employees.
When asked how common, or uncommon, is it for employees at their company to complain about IT security measures that limit their access to certain websites or networks, 29 percent of surveyed CIOs said “somewhat common.” Twelve percent said it was a “very common” scenario.
The remaining CIOs surveyed said such complaints about IT security policies are “somewhat uncommon” (29 percent) or “very uncommon” (29 percent).
“There will always be employees who feel IT security policies are too restrictive,” said John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology. “But in most situations, robust information security measures are necessary to protect sensitive data and an organization’s network integrity from increasingly sophisticated threats.”