7 Security Threats Circling Your Network


2. Inadvertent Employee Mistakes

Forget about the proverbial “inside job.” The second biggest concern, cited by 16 percent of respondents, is accidental exposures by employees, as opposed to the intentional, inside job variety. These could include acts such as parking data on insecure storage sites, malware accidentally delivered by USB devices, loss of computers, phones or USB devices, and also social engineering attacks in which victims are tricked into revealing sensitive information. The solution is based on more than just solid security technologies. It also involves no small measure of employee education on specific risks and how to avoid them. Look for channel partners to become more involved in this aspect of security as time goes on.