It’s time to patch our human firewall

In light of a recent article on IT Governance blog entitled “What exactly is Social Engineering?”, I’d like to take a step back and explore what precedes a successful social engineering attack. I recently asked an expert in social engineering, deception and negotiation the following question: Would you say that underpinning social engineering would be a process of reconnaissance, perhaps using social media? She responded: Almost always these days, Stu! Many articles focus on the attack methods that ultimately give rise to a breach but neglect to mention the single most important aspect of these successful breaches: reconnaissance. The importance of Read More