From the Spring 2014 Issue

The Psychology of Social Engineering

James Screven
Staff Reporter

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Have we, as a society, let the psycho-social norms of our culture compromise our security?
Guaranteeing that your data is secure means more than installing the latest firewall or fixing the latest vulnerability with a patch. It can mean concentrating on your employees and the behaviors that make them a target for a hacker. Social engineering has become an art form for many hackers who use it as a means of gaining access to your systems, often times easier and faster than cracking your software based security. Like magicians, hackers use social engineering as a sort of . . .

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