Gemalto, a leader in digital security, reports that more than 4.5 billion digital records, each with an estimated average value of $148, were compromised in data breaches during the first half of 2018. The breaches have a staggering financial and operational impact.
The survey of 400 full-time U.S. employees found a general understanding of security risk, but risky online behaviors. The survey concluded:
- Workers understand cyber basics. 80% would not share passwords via email or text and most had passwords that included letters, numbers and symbols.
- Kindness takes priority over security. Nearly 50% admitted they would allow a fellow employee to use their work machine. Only 35% of employees with administrative access would refuse to let a colleague use their device.
- People continue to swallow phishbait. Only 36% of employees polled were able to identify suspicious links as an indicator of a phishing email.
The current baseline understanding of on-line security needs ramping up through training at all levels. A whole-of-organization approach is called for, and tailored interactive training can help build a culture in which each employee recognizes their responsibility to stay safe and secure online.
Article from KnowBe4, written by Stu Sjouwerman.
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