Top 10 Risky Behaviours of Employees Uncovered
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that its newest SecurityCoach product has revealed the top 10 risky behaviours that employees have engaged in on their work devices.
SecurityCoach helps IT/security professionals to develop a strong security culture by enabling real-time security coaching of their users in response to risky security behaviour. Leveraging an organisation’s existing security stack, IT/security professionals can configure their real-time coaching campaigns to immediately deliver a SecurityTip to their users related to a detected event.
The findings from the top 10 risky behaviours of employees that organisations have detected by integrating SecurityCoach with their existing security offerings include:
Entertainment domain/streaming services
Unauthorized or malicious application
Risky website detected
Unauthorized removable media
Sharing of personal identifiable information (PII)
Cloud backup or cloud storage
Malicious email attachment opened
The human factor is involved in 82% of data breaches, according to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. However, according to IDC, less than 3% of IT spending is allocated to help secure the human layer.
“With the proliferation of social engineering attacks, employees continue to be the biggest risk factor,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “However, with proper training and coaching, they can become a human firewall and your last line of defence. These findings from our new SecurityCoach product are definitely concerning and reiterate the importance of developing a strong security culture.”