The eve of the annual RSA conference is always a time of reflection as thousands of cybersecurity professionals gather together at one of the oldest and largest conferences dedicated to cybersecurity. The single question that always comes up at this event is to what degree are cybersecurity professionals making an actual difference within their organizations?
This issue keeps coming up because there’s no such thing as perfect security. A recent survey of 1,000 cybersecurity professionals conducted by Egress, a provider of a data loss prevention service, finds a staggering 83 percent of respondents believe employees have accidentally exposed customer or business sensitive data at their organization.No matter how much malware is prevented from infecting the system, end users are always going find some new way to screw things up. ~Mike VizardClick To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.