Human Factor in Cyber Security

Human FactorAs the IT environment evolves, the common factor in all this is the human factor. You can have all the security and network layering in the world and still the weakest link is humans.

It’s just the way we are built. We are creatures of habit and as our lives become busier, our care in security health, can become too relaxed.

It is a fact, that 76% of people will use the same password for most, if not all, websites

Cyber Criminals count on this, so it is imperative that we not just educate our staff on the consequences of common passwords, but be proactive as a business to catch it and implement password policies.

There can be a lot of noise from staff on the policy changes, but small businesses are at the greatest risk of being breached.

Here are some statistics:

  • 80% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen passwords and / or weak or guessable passwords.
  • 85% of businesses with <1000 employees have been hacked, and most don’t even know.
  • 4.2 billion email account credentials and 85 million stolen PII records (driver’s license, DOB, etc.) for sale on the Dark Web.
  • All this data that criminals buy and sell it to commit fraud, get fake identity documents, or fund their criminal organizations. All data is valuable, don’t let it be yours!

TCT has tools to assist with this and using them can decrease the cost of a breach.

Contact our sales team for further details.

Robert Brown
17/08/2018

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