Mistakes can cause significant damage to a company’s reputation, bottom line, and future. In fact, 88% of data breaches are caused by human error. That’s why we often hear that humans are the “weakest link” in security. But, this is not the case.
People are every organization’s most important asset, and businesses must find ways to protect them, while enabling them to work securely.
In this report, we combine survey data and insights from Stanford University Professor Jeff Hancock to explain the psychology behind human error and the reasons why people make mistakes at work. By doing so, businesses can better understand how to prevent incidents of human error from happening before they turn into breaches.