While cyber criminals receive a lot of attention and generate headlines, the threat coming from within an organization, whether malicious or not, may be greater.
Employees and contractors that are provided access to a company’s network infrastructure without proper risk management training, can have a significant risk to businesses. Many cyber-security breaches are due to employees having no knowledge of security risks. Some of these breaches may include accidentally posting sensitive information on the company’s website, emailing restricted information to the wrong email address or improperly disposing of confidential records.
Most cyber-attacks occur due to an employee providing their credentials to hackers. Cyber criminals will take advantage of employees who are unaware of phishing techniques through forms on fake websites or links infected with malware.
To safeguard a network, the company needs to
Maintaining data security requires constant monitoring and vigilance.