Let’s hypothetically assume you could fix every technical security problem a network faces. Your software is perfect, your network only allows the things you want, and your access controls only let people you know access the things they need. Would this prevent all attacks? No. Rather, bad guys would simply change their focus and instead try to trick one of your trusted users into doing something they shouldn’t, in hopes of gaining that user’s privileges.
Cyber criminals have realized this over the last few years, as our defenses have gotten more advanced. To counter our technical defense, they have increased the reconnaissance capabilities and started to target our specific users with very convincing and customized social engineering. Next year, we believe this trend will grow; and many of the breaches will start with a targeted attack on your organization’s users.
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