Employees may be your greatest information security risk, but security takes a whole company. Management, IT and regular employees all need to be fully trained and on board.
When it comes to cybersecurity, we hear a few common refrains. “Security is top-down.” “Invest more in your IT.” However, the current trend is to place the blame squarely on your employees. Rightfully so, it might appear. After all, cyberattackers rely on human error as the greatest security risk. The obvious reason is that, in most companies, the majority of teams are plain old employees. It follows that employees open more emails, click more links, have more devices and are more likely to use public Wi-Fi while traveling. Highlighting that human error is responsible for 90 percent of attacks makes sense. While singling out human error is appropriate, it should be because other prime areas of concern have been addressed.
By Mike Petsalis
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