They have been variously described as technology's Generation Y or Generation Tech, an undisciplined, impulsive, entitled horde of 20-something workers that older heads are inclined to see as one of the biggest security challenges ever to hit corporate networks.

Having grown up in an age of lurching software advances, ubiquitous communication and social networking, this is not a group easily dissuaded from using any and every application by the old reasoning that software can be a "bit risky."

The same applies to their attitude toward bringing your own device(BYOD), a trend driven by the basic social reality that workers of all age groups now depend on personal devices such as smartphones and tablets and won't take happily to the idea of being asked to leave them at home.

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