Author Topic: Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve  (Read 45 times)

Offline Bugbatter

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Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:03:35 AM »

The bad guys use phishing because it works, and it works because it exploits weaknesses in human psychology and organisational culture. We won't fix cybersecurity until we fix those things.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/resilience-to-phishing-attacks-is-failing-to-improve/

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Re: Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 09:57:43 PM »
Good article. I can't speak to fixing "organizational culture", but I'm not sure that weaknesses in "human psychology" will ever be fixable. Preying on fears, foibles and anxieties is the time-honoured method of the con artist.

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Re: Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 08:59:52 AM »
 
Good article. I can't speak to fixing "organizational culture", but I'm not sure that weaknesses in "human psychology" will ever be fixable. Preying on fears, foibles and anxieties is the time-honoured method of the con artist.
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