Taking It For Granted and Disregarding the Simple Things That Become Open Doors for Malicious Situations

Layne McDonald. Ph.D.

In today's digital world, corporate security has become a crucial aspect of any organization's success. However, many corporations take their security for granted and disregard the simple things that can become open doors for malicious situations.

According to a survey conducted by CyberArk, 50% of the respondents admitted that their organization had suffered at least one cyberattack in the last 12 months. This figure is alarming, especially when one considers the financial and reputational damage that cyberattacks can cause.

One of the main reasons why corporations take their security for granted is due to a false sense of security. Many believe that their security measures are enough to protect their organization from any threat. However, this is not always the case. As stated by John Watters, CEO of cybersecurity firm iSight Partners, "The biggest threat to corporate security is overconfidence."

Furthermore, corporations tend to overlook the simple things that can become open doors for malicious situations. For instance, weak passwords, unsecured devices, and outdated software are common issues that organizations tend to ignore. According to a report by Verizon, 81% of hacking-related data breaches in 2020 involved compromised or weak passwords.

Another aspect that corporations overlook is the importance of employee education and training. As stated by Richard De Vere, Principal Consultant at The AntiSocial Engineer Limited, "Investing in education and training for employees is one of the best defenses against cyber threats." However, many organizations tend to ignore this aspect and focus only on technological solutions.

In conclusion, corporations need to take their security seriously and not take it for granted. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, and organizations need to implement a holistic approach to security that includes both technological solutions and employee education and training. As stated by Craig Goodwin, Director of Product Management at Skybox Security, "Security is a team sport, and every employee is part of the team." Therefore, organizations must ensure that their employees are aware of the importance of security and the role they play in maintaining it.