The University of Adelaide’s Business School has suggested in recent research that businesses should better understand the computer profile of their employees as certain behaviours may indicate a propensity to a greater risk of cyber security issues. This profiling is not necessarily about intended security breaches, but about lax behaviour and lack of online awareness.
The researchers identified that impulsive or careless behaviour was in fact much more likely to be linked to causing security breaches. This behaviour was more likely to be seen in younger users or those who perceived themselves to be internet savvy.
The suggestion is therefore to build up a profile of employees’ usage and highlight areas where training can be offered to increase online awareness and potentially avoid the devastating impact of a security breach or other type of internet attack.