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Surveys: Employees at fault in majority of breaches

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    A company's own employees are a significant factor in the majority of data breaches, either through malicious activity or avoidable mistakes, say two new studies, but companies aren't doing enough to address this issue.

    According to a recent survey by CompTIA, human error accounts for 52 percent of root causes of security breaches, while technology errors account for 48 percent.

    However, human error ranks as a serious concern for less than a third of respondents.

    "The main reason that companies exhibit a low level of concern over human error is that it is a problem without an obvious solution," said the report. "A high level of concern over malware or hacking can be addressed with an investment in technology."

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