Bonus trend: Users treating corporate IT assets as if they were home computers
An IT departments’ goal is to provide services to its users that are easy enough to use and do not interfere with the everyday operation of the business. In many cases, we have seen that they have succeeded. With this success comes an interesting trend that we have noted. The easier an IT environment is to use, the easier it is for the user to “forget themselves” and stray into dangerous on unnecessary digital behavior.
While these actions may, in and of themselves, not be malicious or specifically compromising, they do aggregate to increase an organization’s risk exposure. This year we have been working with customers to identify these trends and assist in educating users in the safer and more appropriate use of company resources. After all, it is much better to prevent a data breach than have to remediate after one has occurred.