Hackers are trading automated exploits for social engineering and email-based attacks on your security-naive workforce. Data from multiple cybersecurity research groups all point to the same finding: one of the most pressing security vulnerabilities facing organizations today is the human element.
Addressing this vulnerability should be a top priority in your cybersecurity strategy. Fortunately, an effective security awareness training program can transform your employees from security threats into data protection assets.
In this paper, we:
- Explain the human element risk factor
- Review security risks associated with the human element
- Detail the costs of intentional and unintentional employee negligence
- Outline how awareness training can reduce costs of data breaches from $225 to $209