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The Weakest Link in the Cybersecurity Chain Is Sitting at the Keyboard

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Oct 19, 2017 | 21:08 GMT
The more that computer networks have been secured against external technical attacks, the more that people have become the weak link in cybersecurity.

Social engineering attacks rely on a combination of charm, psychology and sociology to get the required information from people, rather than on technical hacking of networks.

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As companies reinforce their silicon-based computer networks against attacks, their carbon-based operators remain vulnerable in a confounding number of ways....

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