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Breaching the Human Firewall Part 1

‘Human firewall’ testing that we have conducted for many organisations, as part of more elaborate red team exercises has proved that the human element is typically taken for granted as a weakness in organisations’ defence but most are left with significant gaps in their perspective of how deep the problem is and what they should do about it.
Posted: 13 February 2014 by Optimal Risk Admin | with 0 comments

Espionage, The Insider Threat, and why BYOD is Such a Huge Problem

The passive human vector, where staff are either lazy or careless in their adherence to security protocols and individual application of sensible security practices, leads to potentially significant or even catastrophic implications for the organisation. However the critical new element is the BYOD threat. Bringing Your Own [mobile] Device is now the major threat to firms that allow employees to use their own devices in the workplace.
Posted: 12 July 2013 by Optimal Risk Admin | with 0 comments