Humans: Perhaps The Most Dangerous Element of CyberSecurity
Think about how much technology has improved in the last decade, 50 years, or even century. It is startling. Items that were science fiction just a few years ago seem like outdated, obsolete technology today.
Yet, during this period of great technological advancement, the human brain has not changed: it remains essentially identical today to the way it was several thousand years ago. The human-technology dichotomy does not go unnoticed by criminals: Because cybersecurity technologies are rapidly strengthening, whenever possible, parties trying to breach information systems increasingly seek to exploit human weaknesses, rather than carry out strictly technological attacks.
On both a personal and professional level, therefore, it is essential for people to understand the human element of cybersecurity.