In a computer security context, what does human error involve?
Computer Security
1 Discussion
Human error in a security context refers to unintentional actions as well as inactions by employees and users that cause, spread, or allow a security breach to occur. This includes a wide range of behaviors, from downloading a malware-infected attachment to failing to use a strong password, which is why it can be difficult to address. We use an increasing number of tools and services in our increasingly advanced and complicated work environments, and we have usernames, passwords, and other things to remember for each of them. This all adds up, and when employees are not provided with alternative, secure solutions, they begin to take shortcuts to make life easier for themselves.