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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.

Learn about ERMProtect's customizable Cybersecurity Awareness Training. Contact Sofia Villalobos at [email protected]



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