Incidents of cyberattacks and data leakage due to inside sources continue to make the headlines, as do the tremendous damages inflicted on companies’ bottom lines and reputations. The technologies to protect critical IT assets are constantly evolving, but so are the threats. In addition, businesses need to be aware of the role human error plays.
According to the Ponemon Institute, human error is responsible for 22 percent of outages; however, the Institute acknowledges that this percentage is likely even higher as cyberattacks and UPS system failures — which are not included in its previous percentage — are arguably rooted in human error. To provide a higher level of assurance and protection against data loss, both from inside and outside sources, companies must invest in people as well as technologies and processes.