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9 common security awareness mistakes (and how to fix them)

Taylor Armerding | Jan. 30, 2015
Every recent study of security vulnerabilities has come to the same conclusion: The human factor is a greater risk to organizations than flaws in technology.

The fix: This is as obvious as the risk — install updates as soon as they are available, or if that's impossible, create a reminder to do it as soon as possible. Most take less time to install than a trip to the water cooler.

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In general, the answer to most "lack of awareness" problems is obvious — better awareness.

Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, said organizations, "can reduce their risk of security infections between 45% and 70% by implementing effective security awareness training programs that include assessments, education, reinforcement, and measurement."

 

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