Employee Cybersecurity Habits: When Will Companies Learn? by Kent Babin


Data breaches are frequent and costly, yet little is being done to improve employee cybersecurity habits.  Never a week goes by without news of a major data breach: 60 million USPS users; 40 million credit cards used at Target stores; 500 million Marriott users. Gigabytes upon gigabytes of data dumped onto the internet for all to see. And these are just the ones you hear about. The scale is rather astounding. A study by the Identity Theft Resource Center and Cyberscout published a report in which the number of data breaches in the U.S. alone reached 791 in the first half of this year. That’s more than 4 per day. Extrapolate that to the wider world and, well, you get the idea. What gets lost is just how expensive these breaches are for the companies involved. A study by Ponemon put the average direct cost of a data breach at....

March 4, 2019
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