The Top Cyber Threat — Human Error
By Sofia Villalobos, ERMProtect Staff
Since 2020, hybrid and remote work has changed the ways employees work — making companies even more susceptible to cyber-crimes. Cyberattacks are the number one global business risk for the second year in a row. But what’s more alarming is that nearly two-thirds of global CISOs are unprepared to successfully manage a cyberattack.
A recent survey published by Proofpoint showed that 67% of CISO respondents considered their employees to be the major causes of data loss in their organizations for these reasons:
- Unintentionally exposing private information
- Inadvertently compromising credentials
- Intentional stealing important data
There is a strong need for more cybersecurity awareness training because human error, whether intentional or not, is an organization’s biggest vulnerability. Investing in cyber awareness training should be the top priority.
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