If a business had no staff – or clients – its security could be exemplary. Of course, the concept is nonsense. However, the thought, silly that it is, does highlight how, when humans get involved, life gets risky. And how it’s vital for a business to maintain a secure culture, as well as secure technology.

For example, breaches can occur because security patches have not been applied and tested in a timely and regular manner, or a simple protective procedure has been ignored for convenience, speed or due to ignorance. Sometimes though it’s more complex; making sure, for instance, that data transitioned to the care of a cloud service provider is encrypted whist ‘in flight’ and at the moment it lands rather than later.

Read more from our Managing Director, Mike Simmonds in this article from E&T Cyber Security Hub