Employee Education Is Vital in Preventing Cybersecurity Breaches

April 11, 2024 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Jessica Mulholland, Managing Editor, CalChamber

In 2023, three out of every four data breaches involved the human element, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Digging a little deeper, the Psychology of Human Error 2022 study found that, of the employees who responded:

  • 40 percent sent work emails to the wrong person;
  • 39 percent sent an email with the wrong attachment;
  • 32 percent fell for a smishing attack; and
  • 26 percent fell for a phishing attack.  
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