Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sanaullah Abbasi

  • FIA Director General Sanaullah Abbasi said that 95% of cyber security violations were due to human error.
  • Sanaullah Abbasi said that the estimated cost of cyber crime in global institutions has reached $400 billion.

Addressing the audience at the exhibition and conference organized by GISEC Global 2022 in Dubai, Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sanaullah Abbasi said that 95% of cyber security breaches are due to human error.

The DG FIA said that the human factor is one of the weak points in cyber security. In cybercrime, human error is often overlooked, leading to widespread cybercrime.

Referring to the recent investigation by IBM, Sanaullah Abbasi said that 95% of cyber security violations were due to human error.Based on his study and decades of experience in the field of law, Sanaullah Abbasi suggested that if human error was eliminated or reduced to some extent, 19 out of 20 cyber violations would not occur.

Regarding the protection of institutions from cyber attacks and cyber intrusions, he said that institutions should take concrete steps to deal with human error and develop a cyber workforce to address the challenges of cyber security through recruitment of cyber security experts. Be able to compete.

The DG FIA also shared some statistics in this regard which show the cost for cyber security breaches worldwide.Sanaullah Abbasi said that the estimated cost of cyber crime in global institutions has reached $400 billion, besides 95% of data breaches were due to human error.

The conference also had a Q&A session in which various questions were asked by the participants of GISEC Global 2022.GSIEC is the global region’s most important cybersecurity exhibition and conference that truly represents the Arab world.

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