Security with technology is a constant concern for most organizations. It might surprise some, but probably not all, that humans are the weakest link in the security chain. This information came from The Wall Street Journal in their article, “How to Improve Cybersecurity? Just Eliminate the Human Factor.”

Training employees to make better decisions can protect against cyber attacks. Professionals confirm that the computer systems that run our world and protect our privacy, all have a critical, unpatchable weakness. It’s the users.

Sadly, it is much easier to concentrate on the attacks coming from outside and ignore the risks posed – intentionally or not – by people inside your organization. Employees clicking on email attachments they believe are from trusted sources is the number one threat for organizations. Even more disheartening is that studies show it could take up to 70 days to identify and resolve the problem from this one simple act.

Melody K. Smith

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