With compromised data and crippling security breaches on the rise, CISOs must ensure that every asset within the organization is secure against growing information security risks. While implementing the right policies, tools, and strategies is a crucial part of the job, many security leaders overlook securing their employees, who are arguably an organization's most important asset.
Studies have shown that human actions cause 90% of security breaches. As remote and hybrid work environments become a permanent fixture for many organizations, the risks employees expose themselves to become even more significant. First, remote employees are more susceptible to cyberattacks because of a lack of direct support from their IT teams. Second, employees log in to company systems through their home networks for remote access, which is risky because they're also conducting personal tasks on those same work devices. This combination exponentially increases the threat landscape and must be addressed by CISOs.
With 46% of the Alexa top one million websites deemed risky, employees are unknowingly putting their businesses at risk with their online activity. We recently analyzed more than half a million dangerous website visits by enterprise employees in more than 20 countries. Based on this analysis, we identified the top risky behaviors enterprise employees engage in online. Below, we double down on each of these activities and the security risks they pose.
Employees require specialized guidance to identify and remediate each of these online threats effectively. By delivering
just-in-time personalized advice to employees as they visit risky websites, security leaders can help their workforces understand how individual behavior affects their organization's security posture and take proactive steps to address these threats. For more information about how SecurityAdvisor can help quantifiably reduce security incidents through personalized, real-time coaching.
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