Insight comment: Cyber Crime Drains $11.7 Million Per Business Annually, Up 62 Percent in Five Years
September 2017 by James Longworth, Solutions Architecture Manager at Insight UK
Ponemon research – sponsored by Accenture – has been released around cybersecurity. In response to the fact that 55 percent of workers can’t remember receiving cybersecurity training, James Longworth, Solutions Architecture Manager at Insight UK has provided a comment:
“We live in a world where cyberattacks are constantly evolving and organisations are continuously at risk – so the fact that 55 percent of workers can’t remember receiving cybersecurity training is alarming. With the added context that the cost of suffering cyber-attacks is on the rise, it becomes unforgivable for businesses to fail to address this.
“We all know that more often than not, a breach in security can be down to the behaviour of one individual. Therefore every single employee across an organisation is responsible for its security and integrity. However, this expectation can only be met if businesses give them the appropriate training and tools to do so.
“Consider the modern flexible employee – operating beyond their desks, accessing company information on the move and carrying everything they need on mobile devices. One critical technology in securely enabling flexible working is the VPN. With demand only set to grow, we can expect this technology become as widespread in the coming years as firewalls are today. It is only with such tools and strong, organisation-wide training programmes that businesses can best protect themselves from the many threats of today.”