Workers’ Lack of Cyber Security Awareness is Putting the Business at Risk (ZDNet)


Human error is responsible for the worst data breaches and, because of a lack of cybersecurity awareness, organisations are risking their reputation, customer trust, and potentially their bottom lines when employees mishandle data.

These are the messages from research into approaches to cybersecurity within organisations conducted by AXELOS, a joint venture setup by the UK government and Capita to nurture best practice in business; and it makes grim reading.

The report suggests that organisations are ultimately failing to protect themselves against cyberattacks because even if staff are being provided with cybersecurity training, it isn’t adequately informing them about good practice.