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3 reasons users can’t stop making security mistakes — unless you address them

May 31, 2024


Risks associated with cybersecurity continue to evolve, but one challenge remains a constant for CISOs: managing human error. Even with advanced solutions and sophisticated protocols in place, employees continue to inadvertently expose sensitive data and systems to cyber threats.

Verizon’s 2024 Data Breach Investigations Report (DIBR) analyzed a record-high 30,458 security incidents from 2023, including 10,626 confirmed breaches — a two-fold increase over the year prior. Significantly, it found that more than two-thirds (68%) were attributed to the human element. That’s why it’s critical for CISOs to understand what’s behind employee mistakes when they take an action that compromises security.

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