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Millennial Rising - “Digital Warriors” Introduce Risk to Federal IT Systems

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Millennial Rising

Cybersecurity and the Millennial Workforce

A study commissioned by Raytheon, Forcepoint and the National Cyber Security Alliance about security practices in the new workforce and preparedness for cybersecurity careers among young adults in nine countries.

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“Digital Warriors” Introduce Risk to Federal IT Systems

A LaunchTech report commissioned by Forcepoint to identify millennial technology use behavioral patterns and to understand how they may impact U.S. federal government security.

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Millennials ages 18-34
Millennials ages 51-69

As of April 2016, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generationAs of April 2016, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation

Year By 2025

3/4 of the workforce are millennials

Millennials are projected to make up a full 75 percent of the workforce by 2025

Boomers Vs Millennials By The Agency

Department of Human Health Services

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Department of Human Health Services stats


Internal Revenue Service

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Internal Revenue Service stats

Attracting Millennial Talent is a Challenge

75% of Millennials regularly connect to unprotected wi-fi

Stats on Millennials understanding of strong and secure passwords

Device usage

While typically discouraged or even forbidden within certain government agencies, these millennial workforce practices demonstrate potential security risks:

Department of Vet Affairs

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32 percent download third party apps for productivity

YET A FULL 20% SAY THEY DO NOT FEEL THE NEED TO NOTIFY THEIR SECURITY TEAM

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32 percent access social media at work
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34 percent use personal devices to access work systems

* According to population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau and Pew Research Center.

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