The Human Side of Cybersecurity During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Human Side of Cybersecurity During The Coronavirus Pandemic

“Technical tools and threat detection systems are an important part of any cybersecurity framework, of course. But they are arguably the least important part of them. Companies can have the best technical foundations possible, and still have their security undermined by poorly educated staff members.” – Sam Bocetta

 

The Outbreak Of Covid-19 Brought A Renewed Focus On Cybersecurity

 

One of the major themes of the responses to the Coronavirus outbreak in many organizations has been a renewed focus on cybersecurity. In the wake of many employees being required to work from home, the adoption of security tools and systems has been greatly accelerated in the last few weeks. 

 

Technical tools and threat detection systems are an important part of any cybersecurity framework, of course. But they are arguably the least important part of them. Companies can have the best technical foundations possible, and still have their security undermined by poorly educated staff members.

 

Most organizations are aware of this. Just over half of businesses (52%) believe they are at risk from within, according to research by Kasperksy. Yet fewer know how to improve the human component of their security systems.

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