Are Your Own Employees Putting Your Business at Risk?

This executive report examines six vulnerabilities in enterprise security, along with measures to protect it.

While companies invest millions of dollars in state-of-the-art security measures to protect their financial and intellectual assets, they typically overlook the biggest risk of all: their employees.

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Consider the risks.

On average, it takes just 82 seconds before a phishing campaign gets its first click; 23% of phishing recipients open messages and 11% open attachments, releasing malware and viruses or allowing hackers into the system to rob companies – or their customers – blind.

 

Thwart attacks by amplifying awareness.

Effective security-awareness training programs should meet rigorous certification requirements and internationally recognized guidelines. Read on to identify key measures that result in higher security standards to avert risk, and insure peace of mind.

 

About the Author

Rick Henson is CyrusOne’s director of physical security, and brings more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, security and business continuity to the data center industry. Before joining CyrusOne, Henson was the security director of Virginia Security Solutions, where he managed business development, officer assignments and personnel.

Previously, he owned his own security consulting firm and served as vice president, security and business continuity at QTS, managing data center security operations, investigations, security design, business continuity and logical security.

Henson was an independent contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served five years as a counterterrorism officer and a firearms and surveillance instructor. For the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, he was chief, security services. For SRA International, he was an emergency management consultant with the U.S. House of Representatives; the U.S. Office of Personnel Management; and the Executive Office of the President, White House security.

He served in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration. He was a member of 2008 presidential transition team, the senior agency official to the Information Security Oversight Office and chief security officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Henson is a certified protection professional and a retired U.S. Marine, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years.

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