… every day.
For nearly a decade, studies have shown that human error is the number one cause of data loss. A 2007 study revealed that “user error” was the cause of at least half of all sensitive data losses, and deliberate or accidental policy violations caused another 25%. In 2015, human error was still the number one cause of data loss at 24%. The numbers are much higher if you include data breaches as data loss, which we have not done here.
So what does this mean for you?
The simple fact is that your data protection infrastructure can't be effective if your staff is untrained, unaware, or unwilling to follow procedures. Employees interact with dozens of different systems in a network, and can accidentally create havoc on almost all of them just through everyday activities: