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To Raise Security Awareness, Don’t Trust the Process.


Part 2 in a weekly blog series, “How Attackers Target Trust,” running during October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month and European Cyber Security Month.

When it comes to trust in the workplace, perhaps our biggest downfall in the security space is trust in business processes. For decades now, we have relied on process definitions to gain efficiencies and to ensure our employees meet expected standards of performance.

The question we are now faced with, however, is are those processes secure in and of themselves?

The impact technology has had on business is all about efficiency of execution. While this has been great for the bottom line and exponential growth in productivity, it has also opened the door to increased risk.

Rarely, if ever, do we question the security of newly defined operational processes or technologies and even more rare is a security review of them.

BEC: the poster child for trusting process too much.

This is most evident by the rise in Business Email...(continued)

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