IT Business Edge: Companies Do More to Prepare for Data Breaches, Employees Still Engage in Risky Behavior

July 5, 2017 — Companies Do More to Prepare for Data Breaches, Employees Still Engage in Risky Behavior

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a new report revealing that European card fraud losses hit a record €1.8bn in 2016, and the UK had the highest card fraud losses in the region, hitting a new peak at £618m.

Well, here is a glimmer of good news in the world of cybersecurity. According to a new study from Guidance Software, organizations are doing more to prepare for the inevitable data breaches and are doing more to manage cybersecurity challenges.
That’s a good thing, because, as Ryan Wilk, vice president, Customer Success at NuData Security, told me in an email comment after the Petya ransomware attack, cybercriminals feel emboldened, making it more important than ever to take steps to recognize and address the pervasive malware problem. He added:

There is a definite need for a multi-layered approach that includes employee education about unusual links, what phishing emails look like, and the concern for social engineering.

That’s a good thing, because, as Ryan Wilk, vice president, Customer Success at NuData Security, told me in an email comment after the Petya ransomware attack, cybercriminals feel emboldened, making it more important than ever to take steps to recognize and address the pervasive malware problem. He added: There is a definite need for a multi-layered approach that includes employee education about unusual links, what phishing emails look like, and the concern for social engineering.

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