Although much of the media attention surrounding cybersecurity tends to focus on hackers forcing their way into systems, research shows companies are almost twice as likely to suffer from a self-inflicted breach via email phishing, or other inadvertent employee-assisted action. Cyber criminals favor this and similar employee-assisted attack vectors because they provide access to secure networks through the front door, eliminating the need to hack in. Executives are targeted at least as often as other employees, because of the greater access granted by their high-level security credentials.
This article details ten ways companies can raise employee awareness of the threats, and the important role employees can play in protecting valuable and sensitive information. Each person needs to do their part to keep the organization safe.