McAfee has released its latest report “Grand Theft 2”. Here is a link to the full report here
The results were from a survey of 700 IT and security pros who worked at organizations in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
As the graph indicates, compared to 2015, intentional breaches by employees have dropped from 30 percent to 24 percent, which includes employees plus others who have system access.
However surprisingly, the number of accidental breaches by insiders went up.
When it comes to employees, email leakage is the biggest security problem, followed by USB drives.
This indicates the need for SMB owners to take steps to educate their employees on how to recognize and prevent breaches.
This years report was news about what departments are responsible for leaks. Interestingly, IT or security departments are involved in just over half of all leakage events, business operations, then production are second at 29 per cent, and sales employees are in third place, at 26 per cent.
A common theme throughout is sales employees downloading their contacts prior to leaving the company, the report notes.
In summary, the McAfee report highlights the need for SMB owners to accept that data breaches continue to be a business threat and they must actively seek out education and advise from their IT Services Provider. We can help educate your employees on how to recognize email threats, best business practices, etc. Contact us for a free cyber security evaluation…