Why Security Awareness Matters

If you look at all of the high-profile information security incidents over recent years, they have one thing in common – – the breach occurred because of human error. Gone are the days when the attackers brute force their way through the external firewalls and protective systems using advanced “hacking” techniques. It is much easier for the bad guys to just get someone at the victim company to click on a link that contains some malware that exploits a known vulnerability and bang – – they are on the company’s network with control over at least one computer. And, once they have that access, it’s a relatively short, simple walk to having administrative control over many or all of the computers on that network.

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