Human factors in cybersecurity refer to behaviors or occurrences that cause a data leak. These elements are primarily the product of ignorance, carelessness, or improper access control.
No matter the cause, human errors are expensive. The average cost of data breaches caused by human error, according to IBM, is $3.33 million. Most SMEs cannot afford this significant expense.
However, human error is more difficult to correct. Like a bad software product, a “faulty” staff cannot be fired. Human error is usually caused by something. Understanding why mistakes were made and figuring out how to prevent reoccurring problems are crucial.
Undoubtedly, many small-business owners may not feel they can handle this much work. But the benefits are worthwhile. Knowing how to protect your data can help a small firm survive.