September 9, 2016

The H Factor – Why You Should Be Building “Human Firewalls”

It is often the illusive “H Factor” – the human element – that ends up being the weakest link that makes cyber-attacks and data breaches possible, sometimes even more so than hackers exploiting zero-day system vulnerabilities or employing new malware. 

According to the 2016 Verizon DBIR, human errors are a major factor in most data breaches. This “human touch” is especially true with the growing mobility of employees and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies that are becoming more widespread. Therefore, while technological cybersecurity solutions take centre stage in many businesses’ cybersecurity plans, addressing the human element is as important as the technological one. 

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