Almost Four-In-Ten Data Breaches Are Caused By Stressed, Tired Employees

Almost Four-In-Ten Data Breaches Are Caused By Stressed, Tired Employees

Posted November 12, 2020

Almost Four-In-Ten Data Breaches Are Caused By Stressed, Tired Employees

  • With remote workers facing distractions from childcare to delivery drivers ringing the doorbell, employees are likely to make simple mistakes such as sending an email to the wrong person, possibly exposing sensitive data.
  • Due to the pandemic, 93% of businesses have reported an increase in outbound emails, with one-in-two IT leaders reporting an increase of over 50%.
  • Data breaches as a result of outbound email are often overlooked and underreported, meaning businesses and people aren’t aware of the true scale of the problem. In fact, the ICO recently reported misdirected emails are the #1 cause of categorised incidents reported, and responsible for 44% more incidents than phishing attacks.

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