Companies often overlook an important risk factor when evaluating security threats — poorly trained or careless employees. For instance, employees can deliberately steal internal secrets and information to start their own business. Or they can unintentionally misuse data by storing their passwords in insecure places like sticky notes or Word files. Employees can also fall prey to social engineering campaigns like phishing, which attempt to obtain critical information like user credentials through fake emails, websites and text messages.
By reading this guide, you will learn about the human security gap, how to avoid it, and what measures to take to protect your company and data. In particular, you will find out more about:
- Unconscious and conscious data misuse
- Types of social engineering, such as phishing and shoulder surfing
- Standard processes and documents for promoting security awareness
- Security awareness as continuous development