Thursday, 8 June 2017

Bored employees seen as biggest potential data security risk

Employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a snapshot poll conducted by Centrify at Infosec Europe in London this week.

Of the 165 respondents, more than a third (35%) cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error.

Other causes include heavy workloads (19%), excessive policies and compliance regulations (5%), social media (5%) and password sharing (4%).

Poor management is also highlighted by 11% of security professionals, while 8% believe human error is caused by not recognising our data security responsibilities at work.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: HelpNet Security

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