[ISN] Most corporate risk due to just 1% of employees

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2975914/application-security/most-corporate-risk-due-to-just-1-of-employees.html By Maria Korolov CSO Aug 26, 2015 Just 1 percent of employees are responsible for 75 percent of cloud-related enterprise security risk, and companies can dramatically reduce their exposure at very little additional cost by paying extra attention to these users. According to newly-released research by CloudLock, which analyzed the behavior of 10 million users during the second quarter of this year, these users are sending out plain-text passwords, sharing files, accidentally downloading malware, clicking on phishing links, using risky applications, reusing passwords, and engaging in other types of dangerous behaviors. These users include both rank-and-file employees as well as super-privileged users, software architects, and non-human accounts used to perform automated tasks. According to the most recent Verizon data breach report, the two biggest attack vectors, responsible for more than two-thirds of all breaches last year, involved stolen credentials or phishing. […]




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