Fired judges proves porn at work could bring the hammer down on your business

Three judges were fired last week for viewing porn at work…but they aren’t the only ones as according to a new survey a fifth of UK workers would not tell their employer about a potential threat to business they had caused as a result of accessing porn and/or adult websites.

The survey found that on average, a over 20 per cent had accessed pornography and/or adult websites on a personal device which was also used for work. One in ten admitted to viewing such content on a corporate issued device. Alarmingly, 25 per cent claimed they were unaware visiting such websites could lead to their device being infected by malicious viruses or bugs that could compromise the data on their device.

Respondents also revealed the discovery they had accessed such content was the most embarrassing thing their employer could uncover as a result of updating their BYOD device with the latest security settings. A third of respondents claimed finding out they had viewed porn and/or adult websites would leave them more red-faced than uncovering evidence of job hunting derogatory remarks made about a colleague a criminal conviction an addiction to gambling, drugs or alcohol or participation in an office romance.



Russell Horton, Chief Operating Officer at Elitetele.com who commissioned the survey comments, ‘Businesses want to give staff access to devices which can improve productivity and mobility, but they need to ensure these are equipped and updated with the latest technology to secure corporate networks from increasingly complex threats.”