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The human factor puts data privacy at risk

Human error has been identified as the key vulnerability of cyber security and a major threat to data privacy, according to the security chief of one global security firm.

Michelle Dennedy, the Chief Privacy Officer at McAfee – part of Intel Security – says the top three threats to customer privacy this year – targeted point-of-sale malware attacks, software coding errors and internal misuse of customer information – are in “whole or part the result of human interaction with security systems”.

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