Most all of the headlines these days continue to include information and talk about “data hack this”, “hacker that” and which security solutions are the “crown jewels”. Because of the sustained awareness of security, you too are looking within your own realm of responsibility at work and at home in an effort to keep you, your customers and your employer safe from cyber criminals. However, I am noticing there are STILL a significant number of people and companies out there that are just simply doing nothing but “checking the box” and saying: “well, I identified the issue” or “I told someone there was an issue”.
I define “checking the box” as having security complacency. There are many reasons why individuals and companies have become complacent, but let’s first define complacency according to dictionary.com – a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction , with an existing situation, condition, etc. Or the basic I’m too good this will not happen to me.
Let’s now take a closer look into some of the top reasons why technology and business sector employees likely have security complacency while keeping in mind that these employees make up “the company”.
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