At a time when ransomware and other attack methods that exploit insider negligence are becoming rampant, only 39 percent of end users think they take all appropriate actions to protect corporate data accessed and used in the course of their jobs, according to a new survey by the Ponemon Institute.

The survey of 1,371 end users and 1,656 IT and IT security professionals across the U.S. and Europe was conducted in April and May 2016 by Ponemon Institute, with sponsorship from security software provider Varonis Systems. It showed that 52 percent of IT respondents think policies against the misuse or unauthorized access to company data are being enforced and followed. But only 35% of end users say their organizations strictly enforce those policies.

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