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CES 2019: 58% of consumers don't secure their personal devices

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While professionals may be excited about the number of business laptops, smart office management platforms, and myriad of other connected devices making their debut at CES 2019, they can expect many new products to come with unexpected security vulnerabilities. However, 58% of 2,000 consumers surveyed said they don't believe that they are responsible for ensuring their personal devices are secure, according to a Monday report from McAfee—potentially putting their office and home at risk.

Of this 58%, 27% said they believe Internet of Things (IoT) and personal device product security responsibilities fall to device manufacturers, 22% said to IT staff, and 9% said to regulatory bodies, the report found. Only 42% of consumers said they consider themselves accountable when it comes to device security, according to the report.

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