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Board Responsibility & Liability

Given new governmental regulations, many Boards of Directors now take a very active interest in cybersecurity. They want to know about current and evolving risks, as well as the organization’s security preparedness and response plans. The financial impact of a cyberattack can be significant and can include costly class-action lawsuits, which may reflect on Boards’ fiduciary responsibility to preserve corporate financial value.

Global Security Study

People are part of the problem when it comes to information security, so they need to be part of the solution. According to Deloitte, over 70% of companies surveyed in a recent study rated lack of employee security awareness as a vulnerability.

Cybersecurity Training

People are part of the problem when it comes to information security, so they need to be part of the solution. According to Deloitte, over 70% of companies surveyed in a recent study rated lack of employee security awareness as a vulnerability.

Employees may be a company’s biggest cybersecurity risk

There are a number of ways cybercriminals can infiltrate an enterprise, but new research suggests that the biggest weakness to most companies may be the employees themselves. Malicious actors are increasingly utilizing a technique known as social engineering. In an interview with SecurityWeek, vice president and principal analyst for Forrester Research noted that educating workers about the risks associated with online communication can reduce the likelihood of experiencing a breach.

Corporate Cybercrime Trends: Employee Endpoint Exploitation

Cybercriminals are leveraging vulnerabilities of the Internet, browsers, operating systems, and applications to secretly and proficiently gain access to corporate information assets. Compromising employee endpoints with malware has become the preferred method; a far simpler path into the corporate network than a direct network attack. Enterprises need to recognize and address this growing danger.

Employees: Your best defense, or your greatest vulnerability

It's one of the many unpleasant realities of the constant battle to protect the enterprise. The more you invest in the physical and technology perimeters, the more vulnerable the human perimeter becomes. The more effective you are at keeping intruders out of your networks, the more likely they are to focus on your employees instead. And... by the end of this decade, untrained employees will continue to be the sleeping sentries that turn corporate security into Swiss cheese. If you don't back up your investment in security technology with an equal (and relentless) commitment to training, your employees will do more harm to your reputation than a horde of hackers. As famed hacker Kevin Mitnik observed recently, "You can have the best technology, firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, biometric devices. All it takes is a call to an unsuspecting employee, and that's all she wrote, baby. They got everything." Turning employees into sentries requires a fresh approach to training that does not rely on endless lists of security rules, or sporadic warnings from IT. Employees must be shown how their behavior can contribute to the vulnerability of their workplace, and that for security to be effective, it must become as second nature as being polite to customers.

Cybercrime just got personal – and it's time employees were educated

The threat that employees bring to a company’s information security is a scary prospect to an IT director or CIO, whether it be deliberate or inadvertent. By and large, this threat is one of the hardest to mitigate with few solutions beyond cyber education for employees and monitoring online behaviour for signals of malicious activity.

Software Piracy Convictions on the Rise

Most software piracy cases are brought to the courts by the BSA, a leading advocate for the global software industry. Statutory damages can be as much as $150,000 for each program copied. In addition, the government can criminally prosecute you for copyright infringement. If convicted, you can be fined up to $250,000, sentenced to jail for up to five years, or both..

An estimated 16.6 million people, representing 7 percent of all persons age 16 or older in the United States, experienced at least one incident of identity theft in 2012.

Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics

Vulnerability of Private Personal Information

Medical Issues Arising from Computer Usages

Computer related injury (CRI) is a cluster of work-related symptoms in computer users such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD), Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD), fatigue, migraine headaches and eye strain. These ailments have increased significantly and special precautions need to be taken.