CHAPTER 8: HUMAN THREATS

Some of the biggest threats to cyber security come not from technology, but from the people who use it. 68% of organisations have observed a rise in insider attacks and, as mentioned in chapter 6, 70% actually experienced at least one insider attack in 2019.18

When you think about it, this should make sense – for all the different types of malware that are out there, they still need to find a way of getting into an organisation’s systems. Getting an insider to inadvertently introduce it into your network by, for example, opening a malicious attachment from an email that appears to come from the CEO (in other words, by making them fall for a phishing attack) is an effective method.

This is especially true when you think ...

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