Why the new BlackBerry alone will not keep your data safe

Written byAnna King
Updated 15th August 2016

No doubt many businesses will be tempted by the new BlackBerry DTEK50, hailed by the brand as the "world's most secure smartphone".

With cyber attacks on the rise, and hackers becoming increasingly sophisticated, the more tools and technology you can have in your arsenal the better.

Studies have shown that as many as 95 per cent of cyber incidents involve human error, usually down to simple lack of awareness rather than any kind of malicious intent. A cyber-attack or data breach can be caused by anything from employees accidentally sending sensitive information to the wrong email, losing their company smartphone, using default passwords or clicking on a malicious link.

While human error is sometimes unavoidable, better awareness and education amongst employees can play a huge part in minimising risk and making you better prepared to detect and respond to an attack, if the worst does happen.

Yet despite its importance, the role of employees is frequently overlooked, with the government's recent data breaches survey finding that less than one in five businesses have given staff cyber security training in the last 12 months.

Read the full article here to read a few key steps you can take to make sure your staff are a cyber security asset, rather than part of the problem.

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