Addressing the human aspects of cyber security
Companies can field the latest IT security technology, but they should remember that humans are the ideal target for cyber-attacks. In a world of growing online threats, how can all staff be made fully aware of cyber security in their daily tasks? One solution is to foster secure behaviour among staff and customers, a key part of any comprehensive security strategy.
Cyber resilience is achieved when people, processes and technologies operate in harmony. People are resourceful and at the heart of every organization. But they make ideal targets for cost-effective cyber-attacks, as was highlighted in the EU Agency for Cybersecurity 2018 report on Cyber Security Culture.
Behaviour transformation requires individuals to have knowledge about security and risks, plus access to security controls with excellent usability. What staff need are a positive attitude towards their company and its security, plus the motivation to act securely.