Why enterprises need more education about network security

Soumik Roy | July 12, 2019

Why enterprises need more education about network security
ORGANIZATIONS know that there’s significant value at risk for those that fail to defend their networks against cyber threats. Over the past few months, reports from various think tanks have tried to quantify the damages that cyberattacks can cause, and most have pegged the figure in the hundreds of billions. The truth is, cyber threats are evolving and becoming more sophisticated every day, but most businesses still struggle to understand the basics of cybersecurity. A recent report by Cisco pointed out that although spam emails were past their 40th anniversary and phishing and malware had been around for decades, executives still failed to understand the basics of protecting their inbox. There are still several hundred attacks every month where staff, innocently interact with suspicious emails, providing bad actors with access to their corporate networks. t’s why cybersecurity subject matter expert and Cisco Engineering VP Alan Lynn, in an exclusive interview with Tech Wire Asia, emphasized the importance of education in today’s increasingly sophisticated world of cyber warfare.

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