Monday Buzz: How Employees Create Cybersecurity Risks

A new report shows that business leaders aren’t just worried about employees causing cybersecurity attacks, but hiding them as well. Also: Facebook now allows Groups within Pages.

By now, we all know that all employees—not just IT staff—are responsible for preventing cybersecurity attacks. But prevention isn’t the only thing bosses should be worried about when it comes to their employees. Have you considered that you may be having security issues that you aren’t told about?

A recent survey by market research firm B2B International finds that 46 percent of cybersecurity incidents in the last year stem from careless or uninformed employees, reports BizTech Magazine. But what may be even more worrisome is that  employees hide IT security incidents in 40 percent of businesses worldwide to avoid punishment.

“Fully 45 of enterprises (over 1,000 employees) experience employees hiding cybersecurity incidents, with 42 percent of small and medium-sized companies (50 to 999 employees), reporting the same,” writes Phil Goldstein.

Not only is it important to make sure that all employees have training to prevent data breaches, but also be sure to encourage employees to come forward when they think there could be a problem.

New Way to Engage

It can be difficult to generate lots of engagement on a Facebook page, especially when many just see the page as a content distribution channel and not a community. There are Facebook Groups, which do act like online communities, but they’re separate from official Pages, and social media managers have to use their own personal accounts to create and manage them, which many don’t like to do.

Facebook is solving this issue by allowing brands and media companies to create a Group within a Page. “The update lets the company move forward with its mission to focus more heavily on groups, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said in the past is part of his vision for building a more tightly knit online community,” writes Marty Swant in a recent post for AdWeek.

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Raegan Johnson

By Raegan Johnson

Raegan Johnson is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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