Technology news outlets often report on malware, viruses, and backdoors but rarely discuss the soft skills hackers use in conjunction with technology to collect information on targets, leaving companies vulnerable. Tiberius Hefflin explains what social engineering is and why it’s important before describing the tactics employed by attackers in a way that the average technical user—the most likely target of social engineering—will understand.
Tibbs also examines why so many companies are delivering poor employee education and failing to get stakeholder buy-in that would create an informed, alert, and invested corporate environment and touches on ways to better address security training within a corporate setting to increase effectiveness of countermeasures.
Tiberius Hefflin evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a security evaluation engineer at Intel. Tibbs holds a degree in computer security from the University of West of Scotland. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM—and about laughing at cats on the internet.
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