Report: Employees the biggest threat to cybersecurity

CSOs share their top IT security concerns, awareness strategies in Wisegate studies

  • Using simple data classification labels with end users, such as "protected" and "unprotected"
  • Have CISOs make themselves more accessible. This encourages employees to openly share issues, and helps CISOs find out how effective their programs are
  • Communicate the organization’s IT security message in a variety of ways to get the message out that accommodates different learning styles.
  • Tapping into in-house experts in marketing and training to help make the awareness program be successful
  • Introducing "security leads" or security champions within and from the different departments that can help to bridge that credibility gap between security and user
  • And, getting help from others inside and outside the organization

"The latest Wisegate report demonstrates the importance of, and difficulty in, addressing security awareness issues and how the average computer user has become an open door for cyber criminals to attack every corporation," said Sara Gates, founder and CEO of Wisegate. 

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