USER ERRORS! Yes, users are the most likely access points to your data, here’s 5 cybersecurity blind spots you need to know:
Phishing Emails: Over 30% of phishing emails are opened by targeted users, making them one of the most successful methods for cyberattacks. The simple act of clicking a malicious link can compromise an entire network.
Weak Passwords: A surprising 80% of breaches involve compromised and weak credentials. Using simple or reused passwords can make it significantly easier for attackers to gain unauthorized access.
Unsecured Personal Devices: Nearly 60% of businesses allow employees to use personal devices for work-related tasks. Without proper security protocols, these devices can be vulnerable entry points for cyber threats.
Accidental Data Exposure: Human error leads to around 20% of data breaches. Simple mistakes, like sending sensitive information to the wrong email address or misconfiguring cloud storage, can have severe consequences.
Outdated Software: Failing to promptly update software can expose businesses to known vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals often exploit outdated systems, with approximately 70% of successful breaches involving vulnerabilities for which a patch was available but not applied.
Raising awareness of these common pitfalls can empower individuals to take preventative actions and strengthen overall cybersecurity. At i4C we have partnered with Field Effect to provide cyber security MDR services, if you’d like to find out more, you can visit our MDR page.