Category Archives: user risk

How to write an effective data breach notification?

Data breach notifications sent by companies to affected customers are often unclear and not very helpful, University of Michigan researchers have found. The problem(s) The researchers have analyzed 161 data breach notifications sent by companies to US consumers between January and June 2018, and discovered that: Most were lengthy and would be difficult to understand for the general public (they require advanced reading skills). Many companies downplay or obscure the likelihood of the receiver being … More

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Employees are aware of USB drive security risks, but don’t follow best practices

Employees are aware of the risks associated with inadequate USB drive security – yet their employers aren’t mandating following best practices, according to a report by Apricorn. “The State of USB Data Protection 2019: Employee Spotlight” survey report, which polled nearly 300 employees across industries including education, finance, government, healthcare, legal, retail, manufacturing, and power and energy, examined year-over-year trends of USB drive usage, policies and business drivers. The report reveals that while employees have … More

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