In the fight against hackers, your employees are the weakest link


In a previous infographic, we showed that small businesses are prime targets for hackers. One reason is that small businesses often have less capacity to train their employees on IT security. This makes them the perfect target for phishing attacks.

One report even found that most employees were not sure they could spot a phishing email or a spoofed website if they saw one. That leaves your company’s sensitive data vulnerable to theft and ransomware attacks, which threaten to delete your data if you don’t pay the hackers.

Learn how hackers target employees and what you can do to stop them.


Cyberark, Global Advanced Threat Landscape Report, 2018

Symantec, Internet Security Threat Report, 2019

Symantec, Internet Security Threat Report, 2017

Verizon, 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 11th edition, 2018

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The ProtonMaill Team

About the Author

Richie Koch

Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. As a senior editor and writer at Latterly, he covered and commented on international human rights stories. He usually writes for ProtonMail and ProtonVPN to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.


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One comment on “In the fight against hackers, your employees are the weakest link

  • On the other hand, if you work for a government and that government is illegally spying on its citizens, you have a duty to report it. Leak those plans to spy on citizens! You will help out all the rest of us. Thank you.