The Human Factor of Cyber-threats
“Whether through direct human errors, such as sending personal information to an unauthorised recipient or where cyber breaches were traced back to a human compromise, employees were centrally involved in most of the data breaches reported to the OAIC in the period.”(5)
(Office of Australian Information Commissioner, Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12-month Insights Report 2019)
Innocent employees can cause havoc to businesses as they are often targets of cyber attack schemes, or they are simply unaware of the consequences of their seemingly basic actions. Sadly, employees can also purposefully be a malicious cyber threat.
Fortunately, business owners can dramatically reduce accidental and deliberate employee actions via implementing employee cyber security awareness training. Studies have shown that the average-performing employee security awareness program resulted in a 37-fold return on investment(6), and that training employees can reduce attacks by 72%.(7)
In addition to training, our Cyber Security Management System further includes policies and procedures to ensure businesses can implement a cyber safe environment for all employees.