A company will do everything it can to protect its network and data. They hire information security experts and purchase security software and hardware to protect from outside intrusions. They do a number of things to reduce their cyber risk.
Most are missing the largest risk to their data – the employee.
A recent study finds that nearly two in five workers admitted to clicking on a link or opening an attachment from someone they did not recognize. The employees are a company’s greatest asset and also its biggest risk. A recent report by Finn Partners highlights the need to train and educate employees about data security in the workplace.
So what can companies do?
- Create sound policies and procedures
- Train employees
- Monitor for compliance