The Majority of Users Don’t Know Cyber Security Best Practices

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Cyber Security Best Practices

Cyber Security Best Practices:

According to KnowBe4 and new data from MediaPRO’s third annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, users are less prepared this year to address the risk of cyberthreat.

With the threat of cyber attacks increasing, organizations would like to think they are prepared to prevent and respond to an attack. But the Deloitte data shows a much bleaker picture:

  • 75% of respondents struggled with identifying best practices related to correct behaviors in cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Employees performed worse this year identifying malware warning signs, knowing how to spot a phishing email, and practicing social media safety.
  • 77% of respondents in management and 74% of employees in subordinate positions showed a general lack of cyber-risk awareness.

If this was a graded exam, most users would fail the test,

To change this culture of cyber apathy, organizations need to create a security culture within the organization, leveraging Security Awareness Training as a central part of the strategy, keeping users constantly up-to-date on the latest attack methods, educating them on how to maintain a constant state of security vigilance, and empowering them to spot attacks before they become a victim.

Based on MediaPRO data, every organization is still at risk and it’s imperative that a change in security mindset and education take place immediately.

If you need assistance with cyber security training give EnhancedTECH a call at 714-970-9330 or contact us at [email protected] Your human firewall is your last line of defense. Make sure your employees have the training and tools to protect your business.

Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
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