Everybody Makes Mistakes!
History has shown time and time again that the biggest threat to the security of sensitive data is human error.
In today’s increasingly connected business world, the focus on prevention of external threats (e.g., hackers, criminal organisations, activists and the state-assisted), means the internal threats to information security are often ignored.
And yet, they have the potential to be extremely damaging.
The insider threat, whether accidental or malicious, has as much potential to cause harm to an organisations reputation and brand as any other type of cyber-attack.
“Human error found to be the number one cause of breaches followed by malicious activity”
– OAIC Quarterly Statistics Report January 2018 – March 2018