Since its start in 2008, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report has consistently cited human error as the leading cause of data breaches. This fact has become so ingrained in our understanding of workforce risk that it’s almost accepted as a given. Even though we know our most vulnerable attack vector is the human element, so many security practitioners fail to employ human-first risk responses. We send out the same phishing simulations and training videos every year and throw our hands up when we get the same result. To proactively defend against workforce risk, we have to acknowledge the truth of our reality:
8% of users cause 80% of security incidents.
Crafting an action plan to turn our people into our best defense against social engineering attempts becomes a lot less daunting when we understand that it’s just a small minority of people that need extra care and attention in our organization.
Get our Brief to Proactively Defend Against Workforce Risk
Once you understand the reality of where human error originates, it’s just identifying who these people are in your organization and motivating behavior change through consistent, tailored risk remediation. We’ve spent years conducting research on dozens of Fortune 500 enterprises to understand what works and what doesn’t when addressing workforce risk in your organization. We’ve included all of those findings in our brief, Elevate Your Defense: Your guide to adaptive protection to defend your workforce.
In the brief, we dive into the following:
- The realities of human risk (supported by data)
- Actionable steps you can take to address human error
- The impact behavior change can have on the security posture of your organization
While knowing the realities of how workforce risk manifests in your organization can prepare you to take effective action, it’s easier said than done.
Gaining visibility into each of your employees’ security behavior and deploying tailored risk responses in real-time can be a heavy lift without the proper tools in place. Elevate Security helps you do this at scale.
If you’re ready to take the next step in improving your security posture, let’s talk. We’d be happy to support your risk mitigation efforts.