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Creating a Security Culture & Solving the Human Problem
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Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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1/29/2019 | 11:19:39 AM
weakest link
successful hackers no longer first look for software vulnerabilities. They're coming after your people. The reason is simple: It's cheaper, it's easier, and it works. That makes perfect sense. Exploit the weakest link: human beings.
markgrogan
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markgrogan,
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2/13/2019 | 1:05:00 AM
People can't do what they don't know
I think most laypeople are not aware of how much it costs to have proper security systems installed on their tech devices. I reckon that many people think that anything more than an anti-virus software is excessive! If we  want more people to buy into the security culture, we have to spend more time to educate people about it!
ChristopherJames
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ChristopherJames,
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2/13/2019 | 1:48:17 AM
Hacking people, not systems
There have been several similar cases in different security lapses incidences. Most of them involve individuals who were negligent in their line of work though their expertise was security. Some of them were too engaged in other affairs to keep up with stringent security measures whilst others were basically performing data breaches on purpose. 


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