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Training Employees to Fight Hackers

By now, finance executives know that cyber-thieves are constantly looking for ways to climb over, or burrow under, their firewalls. What they may not realize, however, is that the gate is frequently left unlatched—by their own employees.

They’re doing so inadvertently. It’s not as if most employees are secret cyber-hackers, waiting for the day (their last one, retroactively) when they can set loose an email worm capable of compromising the company’s proprietary data. In a recent survey about data security, in fact, the majority of finance executives, 56%, confirm that they view current or former employees as little or no threat. By comparison, 67% of respondents consider hackers or cyber-criminals to be a moderate or severe threat.

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