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C-level executives bypassing of security protocols worldwide 2020

During a 2020 survey of IT decision makers and C-level executives at enterprise organizations, it was found that 28 percent of C-level executives had requested to bypass security protocols in their organizations two to three times. In contrast, only 22 percent of of C-level executives had never requested to bypass their company's security protocols.

During the last year, how many times have you requested to bypass one of your organization's security protocols?

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

February and March 2020

Number of respondents

50 respondents

Special properties

C-level executives at enterprise organizations

Supplementary notes

Overall survey n = 300 IT decision makers and 50 C-level executives at enterprise organizations were interviewed in the US, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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