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Perry Carpenter is Chief Evangelist for KnowBe4 Inc., provider of the popular Security Awareness Training & Simulated Phishing platform.

Cyber attacks are a number one concern for all CEOs globally. Market indicators reflect a fear of further increases, and 69% of enterprises are planning to increase security spending in response to elevated cyber risks. Despite the millions of dollars spent on security each year, cyber attacks continue to escalate, evolve and become more targeted.

Traditional cybersecurity approaches considered end users as the problem and designed defenses to prevent users from being compromised. Maybe it’s time organizations flipped this on its head to look at people as the solution. There are several reasons why.

Modern organizations have become more distributed than previously imagined. Enterprises are storing sensitive data on the public cloud and employees are increasingly using SaaS applications to work, share and collaborate. Traditional security

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