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How Do I Protect Against Human Error?
While software and hardware malfunction, theft and natural disasters are all contributing factors in workplace IT disasters, human error is most to blame for data breaches. Seventy-eight per cent of businesses have suffered at least one data breach in the past two years, the leading causes of which were malware (35%), email attacks (21%), and phishing scams (17%).
The success of any data breach from outside sources requires human interaction. This typically happens through social engineering whereby a user is tricked into clicking on a seemingly genuine link to a website or download and then infected with a virus.
Human error in the workplace will always be a factor – everyone makes mistakes. However, it is possible to prevent many common mishaps and mitigate the effects caused.
Features included as standard with Cloud Web Security such as anti-phishing and anti-malware, and URL content filtering can protect users against rogue emails and websites, while Cloud Online Backup can be used to schedule regular backups of sensitive data as part of a disaster recovery plan.