The Human Factor: The unspoken threat in cybersecurity – ITProPortal


Ever since there have been humans, there have been human errors – and some of them have been whoppers (like the Japanese trader’s “fat finger” trading error that cost his company $600 billion). Doing tasks that they really don’t understand, or mistakenly pushing a button or pulling a lever, people are the root cause of 90% of air traffic control errors, over 50% of factory equipment failures after maintenance, 37% of downtime at pharmaceutical firms, and in one of the biggest flubs of all time, human error nearly destroyed Kansas.

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