Complete Story


The Human Element of Cybersecurity

Eighty-five percent of all breaches involve a human element

Each of us has an enormous impact on the success of cybersecurity – in our homes, in our communities, and in our businesses. Did you know that 85 percent of all breaches involve a human element? All of the most prevalent cyberattacks – social engineering, privilege abuse, data mishandling, and more – involve the human element.

Understanding the human element of cybersecurity and how to protect your business with improved policies, training, and enforcement is essential. Humans make mistakes – so to protect your business, you need to have three things in place:

  • Clear and concise policies and procedures
  • Ongoing employee awareness training
  • Incident response planning
Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures you implement to help protect your business should address the common risks that occur due to human error. This includes establishing policies that permit no exceptions for email communications that present a potential risk to your business, such as making payments based on email requests for money, clicking links and downloading attachments from unknown sources, or providing sensitive information over email.

Please select this link to read the complete blog post from thinkCSC.

Printer-Friendly Version