Read Douglas Bonderud’s article about why it is difficult to convince the employees about network security on Security Intelligence :
Employees remain the biggest source of corporate cyber risk. According to the “IBM X-Force 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index,” staff members are responsible for 60 percent of all digital attacks endured by enterprises.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology boasts a history of bright minds contributing to everything from atomic clocks to the study of outer space fires, but while the institute is known for its research in safety and industry settings, the physical security of its facilities is falling short.
Read how National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is tackling physical security through cultural change and employee training on Federal News Radio.
The cyber security threat to companies from their own employees is on the rise, according to new research. Data security company Clearswift surveyed 600 senior business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and Australia and found year-on-year cyber security incidents are also on the rise generally.
Read more about the new report by Clearswift which reveals that Inadvertent or malicious threats from employees make up 42 per cent of incidents, up from the 39 per cent in 2015 on Business Cloud.
Read why Nick Wilding says that employees are most effective defence against cyber attacks on CBI :
Many organisations continue to invest in multiple layers of “intelligent” technical controls to protect themselves from cyber attackers. Yet security breaches continue to grow in their scale and impact. There’s something missing in our organisational response to the risks we all face.
Read Bill Siwicki explain what healthcare companies need to look forward in their new cyber security recruits on Healthcare IT News :
Healthcare has special challenges securing information and devices. The consequences of a successful hack can be, at their worst, extreme results on people’s health and well-being. Medical records are worth more on the black market than identity data, and thus make health records particularly vulnerable to theft and ransomware attacks.
Read Danny Maher’s article on five steps to a secure workforce on IT Pro Portal :
Companies thrive on talent. Your employees are the key to success in business, especially when you use technology to make them more productive. This access to data and applications can also pose dangers, though.
Arun Vishwanath, associate professor at the University at Buffalo and faculty associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center, visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss the need for better cybersecurity awareness “diagnostics.” Vishwanath says training often tries to apply the same cure to every ailment then blames the patient when the treatment doesn’t work.
Read the interview with Arun Vishwanath, associate professor who explains hwy most security awareness training programs fail on Dark Reading.
Read why cyber security starts with the employee on Network Asia :
When one thinks of cyber security, what usually comes to mind are sophisticated software suites or firewalls that act as a protective barrier between an organization and the dangerous world of cyber-criminals. However, some of the most common security breaches occurs through an organization’s own employees.