Cyberattacks Are Tailored to Employees … Why …

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Consider four factors and behaviors that impact a particular employee’s risk, and how security training should take them into account.

Companies are spending significant resources trying to reduce security risk among employees. And they spend billions each year on training, yet major data breaches continue to make headlines, and human error remains the leading cause of a breach. Where’s the disconnect?

One major problem is that companies haven’t adapted their security training as quickly as cybercriminals have evolved their attack methods. Cybercriminals increasingly target specific employees based on real-time factors like tenure, department, and location to make their scams more believable. To safeguard against these threats, security training must be as tailored and sophisticated as attack methods. 

There are a number of factors and behaviors that affect a particular employee’s risk. Here are four of them, and how security training should take…

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