It wasn't me

I did not do anything, I swear... Is it fear?
Some time back, the average yearly financial cost of a data breach was $3.86M. Do you really want your employees to be afraid to report a small issue? Are we delivering the right message?

You heard the message before, and yet....  and yet it does not sink in.

In july 2019 already, according to retruster:

  • The average financial cost of a data breach is $3.86m (IBM)
  • Phishing accounts for 90% of data breaches
  • 15% of people successfully phished will be targeted at least one more time within the year
  • BEC scams accounted for over $12 billion in losses (FBI)
  • Phishing attempts have grown 65% in the last year
  • Around 1.5m new phishing sites are created each month (Webroot)
  • 76% of businesses reported being a victim of a phishing attack in the last year
  • 30% of phishing messages get opened by targeted users (Verizon)

This is ... this means we, as risk professionals may be delivering our messsage the wrong way. So, I really enjoyed my colleague Nick Felix (who got it from Alison Francis) sending me the URL of this video: Enjoy, but mostly: learn, because we want our children to enjoy the fruits of our work.

Oh and by the way, Microsoft does not monitor your individual home computers either.... So, unless you have a very specific, and expensive, support contract with them, when you get a call from an "agent with Microsoft", who states "they have noticed some suspicious activity" or some other excuse, just excuse yourself from the call.




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