How 1% of Your Employees May be Putting You at RISK

According to research done by CloudLock, which analyzed the behavior of some 10 million cloud users, just one percent of employees are responsible for roughly 75 percent of cloud-related security risks.

Instead of spending mass amounts of money trying to rectify the situation, experts say the best way to keep both rank-and-file employees as well as super-privileged users from making high risk mistakes, is simply to pay extra attention to their cloud working habits. Employees Blaming each other

Some of the most common mistakes employees make, thus opening the door to cyber criminals, are as follows:

  • Using and sending plain-text passwords.
  • Sharing files.
  • Downloading malware (unintentionally).
  • Clicking on phishing links.
  • Using risky applications.
  • Reusing old passwords.

Of these incredibly common mistakes made by both un-trained employees and end-users, phishing and stolen credentials are among the most common ways that cyber criminals infiltrate a system.

“Cybercriminals try to find the weakest link, the easiest point of access,” said Ayse Kaya Firat, CloudLock’s director of customer insights and analytic.

The key to security is training and education. You can reduce the risk of exposure, significantly, just by paying closer attention to your high risk, one percent of employees. What they’re doing? Where they are clicking? What are they clicking? How they are saving passwords? How are they sharing data and information?And so on and so forth.

“You have limited resources, by focusing on the right people, you can do a ton with minimum effort,” said Firat.

Don’t wait for a breach to find out you’re staff needs training. Start with your privileged users  and get your team on board with your companies security efforts.

Want to learn more about protecting your company from a breach? Join us at our third, and final, Cybersecurity Seminar Series where we will discuss Bitcoin and how this new form of currency is being used in cyber fraud and extortion.



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