In 2015, 44% of financial institutions experienced a data breach.
Those in the financial industry should be taking figures like these, and the fact that 90% of IT professionals at financial services organizations feel vulnerable to a data breach, seriously.
With this backdrop, pressure is mounting among financial professionals for better ways to defend against cyberattacks as they become more frequent and sophisticated. It’s a big reason leaders at financial institutions are starting to scrutinize their cybersecurity infrastructures, including their security awareness efforts, using the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, or FFIEC.
But since humans—employees—consistently account for a significant percentage of cyber incidents, how can the FFIEC’s Assessment be used to inform a security awareness program designed to change risky behavior?
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