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User Risk Report 2018

Published by: Proofpoint

Risky end-user behaviours are impacting organisations around the world, with implications that can be immediate (like a ransomware infection) or become a threat that lies in wait (like an incident of credential compromise). What we've come to recognise is that users' personal cybersecurity habits carry over into work hours — and that, often, infosecurity teams are overestimating end users' understanding of fundamental cybersecurity best practices.
These two factors — and the reality that mobile devices and applications continue to blur the separation between personal and corporate connectivity — make it clear there is a pressing need to better define and manage end-user risk. Because cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting end-user mistakes rather than hardware, software, and system vulnerabilities, organisations must take a peoplecentric view of cybersecurity in order to most effectively protect data and assets.
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Lang: ENG
Type: Analyst Report Length: 20 pages

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