The majority of workers in the UK agree that the loss or theft of their digital data is inevitable at some point.
This is according to a survey of 2,000 Brits conducted by Citrix, which found 71 per cent of respondents have accepted the fact they will fall victim to this problem sooner or later.
Younger individuals were found to be more alert to the risks, with a third of 16 to 25-year-olds saying they felt more vulnerable to attacks than in the past, compared with just 15 per cent of over-65s.
However, despite this, a large number of people are still relying on outdated solutions when it comes to backing up their most valuable data.
Nearly a third of respondents (30 per cent) said they still used USB sticks to back up key information, while just nine per cent have turned to a cloud-based service to do this.
Chris Mayers, chief security architect at Citrix, said: "Many [workers] are still reliant on dated practices such as using USB sticks to store and protect their information, when more advanced and robust measures are available."