Company data breaches have gone up a whopping 75% in the past two years, according to a report published in 2018 by risk management firm Kroll.
If that’s not enough to make you think deeply about the security of your own company’s data, this next statistic might.
The same report states that 88% of the incidents reported, 2,124 cases, were attributable to human error, compared to only 12%, or 292 cases, being caused by cyber-attacks.
It’s time for businesses to face the facts. While cyber-attacks are difficult to predict and control, human error isn’t. Human beings are prone to make mistakes, and just one mistake can leave your data vulnerable and put your entire company at risk.
What companies need is a system that compensates for human error and makes changes swiftly, effectively and automatically.
The good news is that acquiring and implementing such a solution has never been easier than it is today. Even the best IT and security team in the world simply won’t be able to protect you in the ways that an automatic digital IT management software can.
One company that learned this the hard way in 2017 was Equifax.