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Security training programmes don't do enough to mitigate insider risk

From CIO

"Employee-related security risks top the list of concerns for security professionals, but organisations aren't doing enough to prevent negligent employee behaviour, according to a new study.

Last month, security research firm Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Experian Data Breach Resolution, surveyed 601 individuals at companies with a data protection and privacy training programme on the issue of negligent and malicious employee behaviours for the Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture report.

66% of respondents said employees are the weakest link in their efforts to create a strong security posture and 55% said their organisation had suffered a security incident or data breach due to a malicious or negligent employee.

The negligent and malicious behaviours that concern security professionals the most include the following.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 24 May 2016 



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