Cyber breaches happen almost every day. While many assume it is a technology failure or software gap, human error attributes to almost 31% of the success of these attacks.
We have all heard of the well-known companies that have experienced highly publicized breaches.
They had controls in place to flag malicious attempts at network access. However, as we see in all cases, the human element continues to create vulnerabilities for all companies regardless of shape and size.
From missing updates, patching, misconfigurations to access management and technology use, there is one common denominator that plays a major role in every aspect of security: The human factor.
We tend to focus on speed or overlook details that could mean skipping steps that open us up for risks. We need to understand that every employee is essentially an extension of the computer system.continue reading »