Experts On Report: 60% Of Data Breaches Caused By Human Error

A new report out of the UK shows that 60% of data breaches were caused by human error according to research firm Gallagher as reported by Infosecurity.

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Bob Noel
Bob Noel , VP of Strategic Partnerships
InfoSec Expert
March 11, 2020 12:13 pm

Success rates for compromising employees accounts are rising in large part to more effective social engineering efforts. Bad actors have greater access to personal information via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others. They are able to use this information to send targeted phishing attacks, tricking users into clicking on malicious links. Once the bad actor has a foothold and access to valid user credentials, they will stealthily move laterally in search of high value assets on the network. Organizations of all sized must recognize that compromise is no longer a matter of if, but when. They must implement technologies like network traffic analysis (NTA) to monitor and protect their organization against this compromise. NTA scrutinizes every network conversation, applying advanced security algorithms that can identify this lateral movement and other anomalous behavior indicative of a breach.

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