Human error in cybersecurity breaches is an age-old problem, so all organizations must remain vigilant and educate their employees to mitigate these errors.
It is easy to imagine that network breaches are the work of cutting-edge hacker groups. In reality, a huge proportion of breaches are initiated using low-tech attack strategies such as phishing and social engineering. By having an end user reveal their login credentials or open a malicious attachment, attackers can penetrate networks that would otherwise be very difficult to breach.
“43% of C-Suite leaders who reported a data breach cited human error as the second major cause…”
Companies must therefore continuously invest in cybersecurity awareness trainings to all their employees since people are the biggest threat to a network’s security.
Training programs can arm end users with the skills needed to mitigate common cyber threats.