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Exploring vulnerability and behaviour in a people-centric threat landscape

An organisation’s cybersecurity posture is only as strong as its weakest link. And in today’s people-centric threat landscape, that means users. They are your greatest asset, your biggest risk and your last line of defence from threats. That’s because attackers have shifted their focus from infrastructure to people.

No matter how well you’re managing your IT infrastructure, you can’t patch your way out of these people-focused attacks.

For a better understanding of users’ cybersecurity awareness and habits, Proofpoint surveyed users around the world to gauge two key aspects of user vulnerability: what they know (or don’t know) and what they do.

 

‘Working with a third-party research firm, we polled more than 3,500 working adults across the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom. We found that many workers remain unaware of fundamental best
practices. This lack of knowledge can worsen the phishing threat
and undermine your security posture.’

 

Brought to you by ProofPoint and the SASIG.

             

 

Download the User Risk Report 2020


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