How do I assess how secure our IT system is?
Common sense isn’t difficult or expensive
There’s often a big difference between perception and reality. Cyber security is a classic example. The perception is that it is a form of high tech, complicated warfare. Acronyms; impenetrable terminology; high profile media stories of boffins fighting to repel the sinister attacks from rogue foreign states. It’s no wonder we feel this is beyond us mere mortals to understand, let alone do anything about it.
However, the reality is that a lot of cyber crime is relatively low tech and unsophisticated. Much of it doesn’t even rely on technology; many attacks centre around social engineering. Cyber criminals have long understood that it’s easier to trick a human being than it is to trick a computer. Why waste time trying to hack a computer when you can hack a person and get them to click on a dodgy link? Read More
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