Chief human resource officers (CHROs) need to do more when it comes to training employees to recognize and avert hacking attempts. Ninety (90) percent of malware requires some sort of human involvement before it can hack into a system and 70 percent of all breaches point back to human error. Nonetheless, a recent IMB Security study reports that only 57 percent of CHROs have addressed cybersecurity employee training. If employees are trained to recognize suspicious emails and address them properly, recent breaches like the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ransomware attack in Los Angeles could have been avoided. Instead of putting the blame on employee misconduct, as HR chiefs often do, ramping up employee cybersecurity training could deflect many attempted hacks.
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