Echoworx Talking Security at Cloud & Cyber Security Expo London
Rafael Narezzi is a seasoned cybersecurity professional – having worked in a variety of roles, from a cyber-educator to his current role as a cybersecurity advisor and CISO within the UK’s sustainable energy sector. Rafael sat down with us at Cloud Security Expo London 2019 to discuss why social engineering attacks are so popular amongst hackers and how they manage to bypass even the most-secure cybersecurity systems by seemingly simple tactics.
As cyber attacks become more frequent and numerous, so do the malicious methods used become more fine-tuned and effective. From attacking supply chains to gain access to impersonating an employee at a target organization, social engineering attacks are designed to bypass the cybersecurity measures put in place to keep them out. Why go over the firewall when you get someone to let you in from the other side?
From better employee cyber-education to the fear of sharp-toothed regulatory fines, like those imposed by violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations are beginning to mature. And, as these organizations continue to mature, their resilience to social engineering attacks continue to grow.