GUEST ESSAY: Repelling social engineering attacks requires shoring up the weakest link: humans
The Last Watchdog
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
The problem with social engineering attacks is that they capitalize on the weakest link on any computer or network system: You ! Avoiding social engineering attacks requires you to understand what they are and how they work. Related: Why diversity needs to be part of security training. Social engineering takes advantage of human psychology to attack using deception and manipulation. Hackers know that humans are: •Easily distracted.