The number of cyber attacks is estimated to have risen by 67% over the last five years, with the majority of these data breaches being traced back to human error.
But protecting ourselves against cyber security threats can be extremely complicated.
Not only is the technology we use on a daily basis getting more complex, but attackers are constantly finding new ways to bypass security measures.
Many people are exhausted and turned off by seemingly endless reports of data breaches in the news – an effect referred to as “privacy fatigue”.
They can become weary of installing software updates, updating privacy settings or changing passwords – or simply fear that such precautions are pointless.
When people are trying to complete other tasks, they might not remember to stay secure, particularly when doing so makes their job more difficult or time consuming.