Data breaches have been in the news a LOT lately. Most of the reports cover what occurred. Few explain how they happened.
The how is actually far more important than the what. Why?
Because while it’s important to understand what kind of collateral damage took place because of a hack, it’s even more critical to know how it happened. It’s the only way people and organizations can take steps to prevent them from occurring again.
Here are some of the top reasons hacks happen along with advice from our experts on how you can prevent them.
1. Employee mistakes.
Most hacks can be tracked back to errors made by employees. They’re often the weakest link when it comes to defending an organization’s systems, networks and technology.
Most incidents are caused by workers who forget to follow procedures — or aren’t aware of the procedures that should be followed. A simple example is when someone sends a bulk email, and the recipients are listed in the cc rather than the bcc field. While this may not seem like a big issue, […]