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The biggest threat

Against the backdrop of a complex and growing cyber threat landscape, organisations are waking up to the fact that one of the biggest chinks in their armour against a data security breach is humans.

Attracting 12,527 responses, a Twitter poll conducted by Apricorn, found that 65% of respondents believe that humans pose the biggest threat to their personal data. More than half (52%) believe that people with malicious intent present the biggest danger, whilst 13% believe that unintentional human error is also a risk. In stark comparison, just 35% of those polled see technology as a threat to personal data.

The Apricorn poll also found that over a quarter (27%) of respondents admitted that they had either lost, misplaced or had a device stolen containing sensitive corporate information.

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