Everybody knows about the threat that hackers present to your data. But it’s your employees that present the bigger risk by unknowingly granting hackers access to your organization. In Intermedia’s 2017 Data Vulnerability Report, we surveyed 1,000+ full-time office workers at companies of all sizes to find out how workplace behaviors are impacting data security.
While 70% of employees say that their company provides regular cyber security risk training, the reality is office workers are lax at adhering to security best practices. Education efforts don’t extend far enough. The number of phishing scams is higher than ever, and office workers aren’t being properly trained to circumvent this exponential risk. As a result, a false sense of employee confidence is having financial ramifications on organizations of all sizes.
We’ll be releasing findings as part of an ongoing three-part series, looking at the impact and outcome these habits have regarding email breaches and threats, ransomware, and data loss, and what you should do about it.