An article from Dark Reading came out earlier this month that is still getting a lot of traction in the news. What’s the big band wagon that everyone is scrambling to jump on? It’s simple. Train employees on social engineering tactics. The article points out that more than half of security professionals say that social engineering tactics work so well because employees are not educated enough to combat them.
Why is everyone quoting this simple and yet suddenly poignant fact? Because in the last couple of months the number of “big” hacks have gone from a couple a year to a couple a month and now a couple in a week (Snapchat, Kmart, Target, Staples, Home Depot). Are attacks escalating, is there better accountability, or is the media just reporting it more? Interesting question. We will look into it and get back to you on that one next month.