Security hygiene

According to the report, 64% believe they’ve likely had either a direct or indirect breach due to misused or abused employee access in the last 12 months, and 62% believe they’ve had a breach due to compromised vendor access.

Poor security hygiene by employees continues to be a challenge for most organizations. Writing down passwords, for example, was cited as a problem by 60% of organizations, while colleagues telling each other passwords was also an issue for 58% of organizations in 2019, which is steadily on the rise from 2018’s statistics.

The report also highlighted regional differences, with only 20% of UK businesses expressing worries about employees downloading data onto a memory stick in the UK, while 42% see this as an issue in APAC. Read more..