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What is fat finger error and how to prevent it

Data breaches caused by fat finger errors have the potential to cost an organization millions from the resulting customer churn and regulatory fines, as well as the time involved in remediation and ongoing brand damage. According to the 2023 Egress Email Risk Report as a result of a data breach, 54% of organizations experienced reputational damage and 48% of incidents resulted in the employee exiting the organization. Additionally, when a fat finger error leads to a breach of information barriers 68% of organizations had to cease operations.

We explore what fat finger error looks like, the consequences of it, and how to prevent it below.