Data Security

Social Engineering – Why Your Company is at Risk

With the rapid emergence of new IoT devices and cryptocurrencies comes with it a plethora of new security vulnerabilities for social engineers to exploit and work their way into an organization’s sensitive data. But the real question is – what is a social engineer?

You have probably heard the phrase “humans are the weakest link” being tossed around within the cybersecurity sphere. But what does this really mean, particularly within the context of social engineering? Well, what if I told you human psychology could be leveraged to steal an organisation’s sensitive data?

Do the right thing – What is the right thing?

Our CEO, Bruce Nixon, spoke to iTWire about minimising data security risk from an operations perspective.

"According to the 2016 Ponemon Institute Cost of Data Breach study, the average cost of a data breach to a company is US$2.64 million.

Data security is not a simple, straightforward or static issue. How can business leaders effectively manage data security when concern is being driven by headlines of data breaches involving high profile companies like Dropbox, Yahoo and the Australian Red Cross?..."

Read the full article featured on iTWire.