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Attack the Humans First standard

Information security professionals live in exciting times. It’s a constant battle of escalations between the new ways technology can be used to conduct business, and the new ways the bad guys can incorporate technology in their overall strategy to steal information. But an interesting trend emerged this year that has always been around, but now is used in a much larger sense when going after data: Human hacking. The nice way to say it is “social engineering.” How do I convince Sally in Accounting to give me information that i can then use for my own personal financial gain? It’s not a new concept, and frankly tamer versions are used daily by politicians, sales professionals, and children. The challenge for ...

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