Fifty-nine percent of executives at large U.S. companies believe that their employees are likely or very likely to be targeted for voice interception, according to a Ponemon Institute study funded by security firm Cellcrypt.
Fifty percent of respondents in the survey, which polled high-level executives at 75 U.S. organizations, felt such interception would occur by government authorities. Thirty-two percent felt criminal interception was more likely. Interception risks were considered highest in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
Despite the findings, Ponemon found that only 14 percent of companies had provided technological security solutions to employees traveling to high risk areas. Eighty-three percent of firms did not provide employee training to boost awareness on a region’s privacy risks.