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Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We're All Fallible

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Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We're All Fallible We examine the issue of fallibility from six sides: end users, security leaders, security analysts, IT security administrators, programmers, and attackers.

First of a six-part series.

We are only human; we all make mistakes sometimes. Until the day when both the offensive and defensive sides of cyberattacks are conducted entirely by machines, we need to factor in human error as part of the cybersecurity process. Generally, when the topic of the human element is discussed, it focuses exclusively on the actions of the end user. But there is far more to the story than that. Every aspect of securing, defending, and attacking has a human element, an element that profoundly affects all the other components and guarantees that there can be no silver bullet in cybersecurity.

In this six-part series, we will address cybersecurity and the human element from the perspectives of fallibility: end users, security leaders, security...(continued)

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