Don’t blame ‘stupid users’ for data breaches

Security breaches that can be traced back to the actions of one individual are not the fault of one "stupid" employee but rather a failure to educate and engage the whole workforce around the importance of good security practice, according to a leading academic.

Speaking at the Cyber Warfare 2008 event in London this week, Debi Ashenden, senior research fellow at the Defence College of Management and Technology at Cranfield University, said most companies overlook the importance of employee behaviour when it comes to securing their IT and information systems.,1000000189,39378360,00.htm



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