X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Increased awareness of security problems doesn’t always translate to more secure behavior. Studies show that a small percentage of users repeatedly fall victim to phishing attacks and are responsible for a large share of security failures. (Photo: Yingyaipumi/Adobe Stock)

Cybersecurity is a complex skill to master. And no, this is not because there is a dearth of tools or technology (a common misconception), but because the human element is the most significant and largest root cause of all cyber-attacks.

Organizations can spend all the money they want on technology but eventually, if a crafty attacker picks up the phone, sends a phishing email or manipulates people to perform an action, they’ll easily access what they’re looking for. It’s like building a security fence around the house, locking all windows, but opening the front door to the attacker. Security leaders increasingly recognize this problem and that’s why security awareness is a top security priority. Yet awareness doesn’t always translate into secure behavior, and sculpting that is no easy feat.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.

INCLUDED IN A DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?

 

PropertyCasualty360

Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.