Your employees might just be the problem
More than 90 percent of successful cyber attacks begin with a simple phishing email and a person who unwittingly clicks on a link, only to unleash a malicious file. The methods used by hackers are becoming more refined and sophisticated, often making it difficult to recognize the difference between ransomware and real emails.
The obvious solution is to raise awareness and educate employees on the topic of cyber security. Unfortunately, however, many efforts are made in vain because, even though most people are aware that passwords are supposed to be sophisticated and complex, and even though many people learn about phishing attacks from the media, mistakes still happen – all the time. People are inclined to rely on security software a little too much and just assume that cyber attacks won’t happen to them.
So, what can you do?
The safest way to protect your systems from “the human factor” is simply to control IT users’ access rights. With access management, you can steer which data will be disclosed in the event of an attack. If somebody’s user account is hacked, cybercriminals will only be able to access those systems which the user has access to. Of course, this will not prevent the attack itself from happening, but it will help you to keep damages to a minimum.
To find out how to best implement an automated and system-wide access management solution, please join our webinar on “The 5 Risks in Access Management“.