Practice Makes Perfect, or at Least Safer

Amy Larsen DeCarlo
Amy Larsen DeCarlo

Summary Bullets

  • Cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated in the methods they use to breach the enterprise, but the biggest risk may still be plain old human error.
  • Recent research shows that lost physical documents, missing memory devices, and misplaced laptops are the source of more breaches than online hacking attacks.

As an industry, we spend a considerable amount of time dissecting the latest cyber attacks and forecasting where the next source of trouble will be.  We advocate for enterprises to mount multi-layer defenses against a diverse set of threats leveled by an increasingly well organized contingent of hackers motivated by profit or ideology.  However, recent research serves as a clear reminder that the biggest threat posed to an organization’s data security may not be driven by malice or money.  In fact, the biggest threat may come from plain old fashioned human error. Continue reading “Practice Makes Perfect, or at Least Safer”