Why the new BlackBerry alone will not keep your data safe

Written by
Anna 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.

real business


Share this article

Related Posts

23rd May 2019
1  minute read

Why is cybersecurity important?

To prevent your business from being a victim of third-party cyber attacks, there is a number of things you can do. Don't follow the wrong example - get your business covered.

15th May 2019
1  minute read

25 cybersecurity resources you need to see

Here are 25 of the best cybersecurity resources out there to stay up to date with the rapidly growing area.

20th March 2019
1  minute read

Cyber security - can we really be safe?

Cyber security can seem like a losing battle against cyber-criminals. Is it really worth the investment of time and money?