Cybersecurity: Why employees aren’t the weakest link

15 August 2020

It seems there is a modern perception across many industries that employees are the weakest links in IT security. And, Technology news website ‘The Next Web’ writes that “given the ever-increasing frequency of data breaches – with human error often being a cause or catalyst – you’d be forgiven for thinking that employees are naturally at fault.”

With the current coronavirus crisis forcing organisations to work remotely and the media reporting increased cybercrime in light of the pandemic, it’s vital that organisations brush up on security and fix any chinks in their security chain.

Organisations must first identify what the real weaknesses are. An option for this is Auxilion’s cybersecurity risk assessment service which assesses and analyses a business’s infrastructure and comes back with results and recommendations in a clear and easy to understand manner.

Putting the blame on employees for breaches in security is easier than blaming technology. Human error is normally down to the actions of a single person, whereas software failure is more complicated to explain, a number of users are usually in some way at fault for the breach, including the software creators, the department managing it or the boardroom members who agreed to implement it?

More often than not, the real culprits of security breaches are neither employees nor technology alone; but rather companies thinking they are more secure than they actually are and have an inefficient security strategy or an unfocused company culture.


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