… 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:
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.