You can have all the locks on your data centre and have all the network security available, but nothing will keep your data safe if your employees are sloppy with passwords.
Losing an employee is not usually a good experience. If they leave voluntarily, you lose a valuable asset. If they have to be fired, you have the arduous task of the progressive discipline process and the final termination meeting.
There are some things that only people can fix. There are many security risks to which your data is susceptible, but there is one method that remains a wonderfully effective hacking tool.
This cyberattack scheme hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention as the usual “break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version,” but it can be even more debilitating.
You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber-attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is suggests a distorted view of where cyber-attacks are taking place.
Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because…” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad. Consider two scenarios.