The weakest link in any security plan is the human element. Social engineers know this and take advantage of it. IT pros know it and bemoan the things users do to put the network at risk. Management knows it – so why aren’t they budgeting for and mandating more security awareness training for users of their companies’ systems? A recent study showed that more than half (56%) of workers don’t receive any security awareness training at all.
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.