Cybersecurity First: #BeCyberSmart at Work and Home

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As security professionals, we are conditioned by consistent exposure to adversarial simulation training. This immersive form of education allows us to develop and maintain a secure environment outside of the workplace, as well as in it. This begs the question, could a bank teller do the same if given some basic exposure to this training? What about a C-level executive? Approaching the question from a broader perspective, could the average individual identify and protect themselves against an attacker? Expert Chris Hadnagy advises us, “Unless you’re in the security business or law enforcement, you won’t be familiar with every new scam that pops up. But you can still reduce your chances of becoming a victim by understanding more deeply how scammers manipulate people, regardless of their specific scheme.”

Regardless of the attack vector, understanding the attacker’s methods when eliciting information could decrease your chances of becoming a victim. You see, manipulation is just one tool in an attacker’s seemingly endless toolbox. Protecting yourself from each tool

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