On this week's episode, we explore the first generation to be born into the digital age: Gen Z. 

Did you know that the average person checks their phone 47 times a day? While we would love to say we were surprised by that number, we suspect we’re not the only ones who find that number plausible. This week we dive into the world of the generation who was born with technology and the internet, Generation Z, with author of Born Digital and Chairman of UK finance, Bob Wigley. We discuss how Generation Z develops an online world personalised just for them that can seem more attractive than the real one, talk about the effects of being constantly connected, and what world this generation wants to create.

In this episode of Phishy Business, Generation Z – The Born Digital Generation, we explore:

  • What teenagers get up to when they’re scrolling on social media for hours
  • What the impact of gaming online for hours in terms of behaviour and the risk of getting involved in cyber crime
  • What kind of world this generation wants to create and how companies will have to adapt to attract the next generation of talent
  • Why Generation Z might actually save the planet

About Phishy Business

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Whether it’s social engineering, taking criminals to court or the journalists hunting down hackers — our new podcast series, Phishy Business, looks for new ways to think about cybersecurity.

Mimecast’s very own Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffery are joined by guests from a range of unique security specialisms.

Each episode explores tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe.

For more tales of risk, reward and ridiculousness, subscribe to Phishy Business on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor or wherever you get your podcasts.

*The views expressed by Bob Wigley in this episode are his own.

 

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