BLUFEmployees engage in behaviours that can make them the weakest link in any cyber security system.
This article by Francesco Mifsud, writing for Cybergate, makes the following points:
- The most common human errors leading to security breaches include using weak passwords or a number sequence, such as ‘12345678’.
- Cyber awareness training is not a ‘once-off’ session—it needs to be a regular exercise to remind employees of cyber-security dangers and their responsibilities.
- The COVID-19 pandemic made things even worse because home computers are not always as secure as those in the workplace.
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References from the Web:
- DEC 2020 Cybersecurity pros: Are humans really the weakest link?—TechRepublic
- NOV 2021 Why Are Humans the Weakest Link In Cybersecurity?—Alert Logic
- Article Source: Cybergate
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