People Aren’t the Weakest Link. They’re the Number One Attack Vector.

For years we’ve heard the line “people are the weakest link” over and over again. It’s starting to give us a complex that “we the people” are the reason for data failures. The reality is people, unlike computers, don’t always act rationally. Attackers know this, and they use that to manipulate human behavior. In this video, Patrick Harr (@patrickharr), CEO, SlashNext and I talk about this reality and that we need both process and technology to support the effort by people in their day-to-day communications.

The conversation is all a tease for our longer conversation that will be happening this Friday during our Super Cyber Friday event. Our topic of discussion will be “Hacking People and Process: An hour of critical thinking about how to prevent hackers taking advantage of how we work.”

Please join us on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 for Super Cyber Friday. REGISTER HERE

Joining me and Patrick for this discussion will be Steve Hindle (@dead8oy), CIO/CISO, Mad Mobile.

It all starts at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific. At the end of the hour [2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific] we’ll switch gears to our meetup where everyone will get a chance to chat face to face.

Tip of the hat to Lance Spitzner of SANS Institute. That headline is an ever so slightly modified quote from him.

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