Despite advanced security measures, organizations often suffer cyberattacks, due to minor security issues. Because these threats are often overlooked, employees are not typically trained and cautioned against them. Nothing might happen for years, but, one day, an attacker who targets the enterprise will find it surprisingly easy to get the information they need to secretly enter the organizationâ€™s network.
Commonly overlooked security lapses, most often due to unaware, common users, include, but are not limited to, social engineering, poor password management, disregarded policies, improper use of communication services, and complacency.
Social engineering is a potent threat. An otherwise well-protected system can be easily and critically compromised by human thoughtlessness.