In the world of cybersecurity, it’s a well-known secret that the weakest links in every cyber defense strategy are humans, not technology. Many times, it’s simpler to blame technology, and then to look to technology to solve the problem.
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Everyone should be very familiar with the idea of social engineering and be aware of what a social engineer is trying to do. Social engineers are people who make their living taking advantage of others. Social engineering works because we as humans are wired to help people.
According to Donn Parker in Fighting Computer Crime, the weakest link in security is the human. Hackers see the opportunity in having people facilitate the attack. We call this “hacking the human.”