From an IT standpoint, leaders have many threats to contend with, such as viruses, worms, phishing and ransomware. But there is a much bigger threat that can be more difficult to manage: employees.
Mark Burnette, partner at LBMC Information Security has been quoted saying, “If employees don’t understand what their responsibilities are when interacting with a company computer system, it’s going to be difficult for them to truly protect it. They might unknowingly do something that would put the company’s data at risk.”
Robert Powell, VP of Network Engineering at LBMC Technology Solutions said, “Threats can come through many avenues, such as web browsing, email, a “technician” asking for your password or a thumb drive you find on the ground. They often seem innocent, potentially helpful and may even be directly targeted to your company or even you personally. A savvy user will always be on the lookout for something suspicious or unexpected. If it seems questionable, check with your IT team before you open it, provide your password or plug it in to your computer.”
What can be done to prevent data breaches from your own team? In this article, we will talk about how you can prevent unintentional data breaches.