There are technical teams and security solutions in place to help safeguard interactions online, certainly, but the truth is, each user is responsible for how their choices impact personal security and the security of the company. And the majority of data breaches and cyberattacks begin with one end-user clicking on something they shouldn’t, leaving a laptop in a taxi, or connecting a corporate laptop to a public Wi-Fi network.
Solution: Education, training and reinforcement. Make sure your users know security best practices and are using them daily, says Crowe. By learning more about security risks and how to reduce them, your end-users can become a formidable defense instead of the weak link.