The Security Battle for Your Workers
Threat actors are also waging battle on a second front: employees. Attackers have become depressingly adept at fooling workers into giving up their credentials, opening emails infected with viruses or taking some other adverse actions.
Employees lack information. For example, according to research by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, only 55 percent of workers know that an email can be made to look like it’s coming from someone other than the true sender. The other 45 percent are easy targets.
Businesses are not defenseless, however. To fight back, they must empower their people with training to recognize phishing attacks when they see them, equip their IT teams with tools that allow them to focus on what matters, conduct regular security assessments with a qualified third party, pay attention to security hygiene and develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy.
That’s a lengthy to-do list. But organizations that achieve each item on the list will give hackers a fight they’d rather avoid.