Friday, July 07, 2017

Survey on cyber security, 2017

This is an interesting survey. Since the Obama Administration left us so vulnerable, could the "new White House" be worse? Apparently so, according to the Black Hats who recently met. But 15% in 2016 thought there would be a major security breach, and 13% in 2017. How safe is any organization when the head of the DNC has a password of "password," and the data gets leaked? Let's hope President Trump creates a safer environment than Obama did.

The most feared cyber attacker is someone with inside knowledge of their own organization. The average consumer needs to fear phishing and other social engineering attacks, not the government. The weakest link in security is end users who violate security policy and are too easily fooled by social engineering attacks. For some reason (not explained) the lack of diversity among security IT professionals is a reason for a shortage. Sounds like an obligatory response. Blame society if women prefer studying dance or law.

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