The importance of cyber security awareness
Every business is at risk of a cyber-attack. In 2017, cyber attacks on organisations cost the UK economy £10 billion, with 7 out of 10 companies falling victim to a cyber-attack or breach. When a CEO is confronted with a cyber-attack or data breach, they start to worry about their vulnerabilities in the technology they use and forget to look at the very people using those technologies everyday - their employees. According to the 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, more than 90% of cyber-attacks were traced back to human error, suggesting that mistakes caused by humans both initiates and amplifies the risk of cyber-crime and the damage it poses to businesses. The best way for business directors, CEOs and managers to combat this threat is to create a risk-aware workplace culture, and that starts with cyber security awareness.