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How human error can thwart enterprise security protections

CSR Thoughts...

As privacy professionals continually look for ways to protect organizations from data breaches, what is becoming more and more evident is that human error is to blame for a significant amount of company breaches.  “We can plug any port in the firewall. We can implement any device to capture the information. The weak point within any organization is the people,” said Avi Berliner, manager at PwC. “It’s not that we don’t trust these people. It’s just that people are human.” 
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Berliner highlighted mobile device security as a particular example where human error comes into play. An organization can implement the strongest mobile security procedures imaginable, but all it takes is for an employee to take a picture, send an email, or even walk out with information to render those protections useless.