When it comes to Human Security then assessing the risk is the main thing to consider better understanding the human security. The risk can be due to various factors like political, economic, civil and social factors. These Factors are better to be identified and understood because this helps the management to take the actions to reduce all those risks and this will also help them in identifying the other actions that can be the threaten to the human security.
Particularly human risks are associated with the violence mainly but in actual violence are also widespread and are not limited to the particular area. Understanding the risks overall is critical for predictive and preventive purposes. So violence is the one major issue that risks the organization’s security.
The other major risk that threatens the organization’s security is the risk of “human error”. As per IBM study of cyber security among 91 million of the total security events 95% of them were due to Human Errors. Despite of all the high advanced technologies there still are risks in the organization. It’s not because the technology has some defaults but it’s because of the human errors. So instead of spending a lot of money on your software tries to train your employees so that less error occur.
Here below are some of the issues that cause the human errors. By highlighting these issues you can have a drastic change in your organization.
Poor password practices
One of main security issue is the password security. Despite of the high profile security keys employees keep on changing the security passwords that causes the threat to the organization and it’s also a serious challenge. Take the first step and improve your password security.
Increasing use of insecure applications
The employees handle the organization’s important data by using the insecure applications. This is the huge threat to any organization’s confidential data. For their convenience, employees use the unauthorized apps to do their daily tasks. Organization should understand this that these insecure apps are harmful to them and should create the best and secure alternatives.
Phishing and social engineering attacks
These two attacks mainly occur through emails, social media, calls and fake social accounts. The outsiders use to collect the company’ sensitive data by attacking the company like this. One can reduce these attacks by vigilance and regular training.
Use of personal devices
The trend of using the personal devices is also the threat to the company ‘data. Insecure connections are also the cause of the risk to company as by gaining the access to the sensitive data one can steel it and can misuse it. If you want to reduce such threats, create the explicit BYOD policies to mitigate the aspect of human risk.