Social Engineering - From the Trojan Horse to Firewalls
Social Engineering is, without a doubt, the oldest computer hack. A loose term defining a range of hacks and scams, social engineering has persisted through countless centuries of human history. Simple in premise, difficult to defend against, and constantly evolving, social engineering represents one of the single greatest threats to information security in the history of technology.
It’s easy to forget that even the most secure firewall combined with the latest and greatest security software is still operated by a human being behind the keyboard. That extra-tight security is only as secure as the person operating the machine. This often presents the easiest method of entry into a secure system, as human beings are much easier to trick than machines.Read More >