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KnowBe4: Human error still compromises companies, despite security

Security efforts are improving inside of companies, but human error and other avoidable incidents help open the door to malware, ransomware, etc

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:42 pm

Companies are desperate to try and keep employee data and customer records safe from cybercriminals, with varying levels of success, as sophisticated cyberattacks continue to target corporations.

 

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Although companies are increasingly taking security awareness training seriously, human error remains a major threat, even if IT security is properly implemented.

 

"The human factor is a leading source of security threats for today's IT manager," said Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, in a press statement. "To maintain security, every company should adopt the 'defense-in-depth' strategy and create a strong first layer that includes up-to-date security policies, procedures and security awareness training as this affects every aspect of an organization's security profile."

 

Although cybercriminals enjoy targeting end-users with malware - to compromise their personal information - stealing data from businesses can yield employee information, customer data, and large amounts of valuable data in a short amount of time.

 

To make matters worse, cybercriminals are aware they can target small and mid-sized businesses, non-profits, and other "soft targets," easily gaining network access - and finding treasure troves of information to steal.

NEWS SOURCES:Prweb.com

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