TECHWIRE ASIA Asks if You Are Cyber Aware

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 – what is it? And why should you care?
TECHWIRE ASIA Asks if You Are Cyber Aware

By Muhammad Zulhusni

Cybersecurity awareness month falls on every October to promote understanding of digital security and equip everyone to protect their personal data against online crimes. The goal of the month is to develop resources and messaging that businesses can use to educate their staff members and customers about how to stay safe online.

In the APAC region just last year, one-quarter of all cyberattacks in the globe occurred with a sharp increase in phishing, ransomware, and denial-of-service incidents that affected employees at all levels. We can’t ignore the human aspect as a critical component in an organization’s entire cybersecurity architecture, even though these can be attributed to the increasing sophistication of modern-day attacks.

A research by IBM found that 95% of cyber security vulnerabilities are due to human error. In other words, 19 out of 20 cyberattacks might not have happened at all if human error could be completely eradicated.

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Go to the profile of Paul Konikowski
4 months ago

I have heard closer to 80% of attacks are due to human error, but numbers aside, human risk continues to be the biggest vulnerability.  This SANS report is very insightful and helpful

SANS 2022 Security Awareness Report: Human Risk Remains the Biggest Threat to Your Organization’s Cybersecurity | SANS Institute

Go to the profile of Lisa Matthews, CTS
4 months ago

Thanks for the great resource @Paul Konikowski . I see you've also authored an article with @rAVe [PUBS] It’s Not Just About Your SSN — It’s About Protecting Your PII.  Another good read. Thanks for sharing your expertise.