Organizations that do not give importance to providing security education to their employees, put their business at risk. Every year several incidences of unintentional data loss, because of employee negligence or ignorance are reported. Find out the seven worst mistakes made by uneducated employees.
1. Pathetic Passwords
The most common password used in corporate field is Password1 as it meets the minimum requirements. During physical security tests, written passwords were found near user workstations.
2. Peeping ROM
One in three employees leave their systems logged on and unlocked, when away from desk, giving open chances for others to sneak a peek.
3. USB Stickup
Users plug in USBs found in parking areas, which can lead to virus infection of their computers.
4. Phish Biting
Even top executives of IT industries and those trained in avoiding phishing, fall for malicious emails.
5. Reckless Abandon
Users who do not password protect their phones can lose sensitive data, if they misplace them.
6. Connecting to others Wi-Fi
Accessing Wi-Fi without using a VPN tool can lead to malware attack.
7. Too Social
Most employees ignore social media policies of their organization, thereby increasing the risk of malware infections.