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Could Users Have Prevented Some of the World’s Biggest Data Breaches?

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Our heads-up Security Education expert shared this interactive infographic about the Worlds’ Biggest Data Breaches. There was one interesting takeaway that we noticed. Five of the eight causes of the breaches: accidentally publishing content, hacking, lost or stolen computers, lost or stolen media, and viruses, probably involve user interaction.

This creates great food for thought. According to the PWC 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey 42% of large organizations don’t provide any ongoing security awareness training to their staff. But what if they did? And better yet what if it was effective training that utilized learning science principles? Could they have prevented some of these breaches?

Something for you to consider as you review the infographic. With this addictive tool you can learn about the source of the breaches, the size of the breaches and links to the whole story behind each one.

P.S. If you’re interested in learning more about effective security training for your employees click here.


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