The human factor

The human factor is also referred to as the weakest link and this is often correct. Human qualities such as kindness, greed, curiosity and tractability cause members of staff to make unwise decisions. People are not always sufficiently aware of the dangers.

 How bad could it be just to check what's on that USB stick?

More and more, attackers aim for organisations using employees or other individuals. The techniques they use to do this are known as social engineering. Rather than compromise your systems, the attacker compromises your people. How well-informed about information security are your employees, and do they act upon their knowledge? To ensure every member of staff in your organisation is conscious of IT security, Secura has developed the 'Security awareness' course.

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