Employees still lack cyber security awareness

09 June 2016

Survey reveals more than half of UK office workers have had no training


Making your staff aware of cyber security threats and how to recognise them is essential when it comes to protecting your business.

But according a new survey by ISCA, more than half of those questioned haven’t had any cyber-security awareness training.

ISACA an independent, non-profit, global association, engaging in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Its 2016 Cyber Security Perceptions survey questioned more than 2,000 UK consumers online.

The poll revealed that more than one in three respondents (36%) said they could not confidently define a phishing attack—a scam in which someone poses as a reputable organisation in email or social media message - with one in five (19%) stating they had fallen prey to them.

When asked to prioritise between a fast Internet connection and a secure one, one in three chose speed and 62% could not define what a cyber security breach actually was.

Despite these findings, the majority of those surveyed said they confident in their abilities to protect their own sensitive data (79%) and 74% of employees are confident in their employer’s ability to do so.

For further information visit https://cybersecurity.isaca.org





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