Human Error Is the Root
Yahoo, Equifax, and Uber are just a few of the companies that have suffered data breaches recently, exposing the sensitive information of millions of people. What do all these breaches have in common? Human error is the root cause: Using weak passwords, clicking on a phishing link, failing to update software and firmware.
The impact of data breaches reaches everyone, both professionally when our organizations are attacked but also personally because our private information ends up in the hands of criminals who want to exploit it.
Since so many breaches result from human error, your personal actions are important in deterring attacks. Stay alert, remain skeptical, report security incidents, and follow company policies!