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‘Do The Hustle’ this weeks Cyber Insights from The National Cyber Skills Centre

By . December 20, 2018
Oh dear, don’t you just hate it? April 1st is almost upon us, so that gives individuals, businesses and the media carte blanche authority to do their best to trick us into thinking something is true when it isn’t. There is a long list of ‘famous’ April fools, from spaghetti growing on trees through to the introduction of ‘smellyvision’. In the past these can be seen as harmless jokes, but what if there was a more sinister motive behind a 21st century Aprils fool regarding cyber security and its heinous sidekick, social engineering.

Cyber security has long been considered a predominantly technical issue. There are vulnerabilities in technology that are taken advantage of by a range of actors and then the technology catches up through implementation of good practise, the application of patches, the mitigation of viruses and then the circle begins again. The human factor is now as important, if not more so than any technical aspects of cyber security. This point has not been lost on cyber criminals who are now using all the social engineering tools they have to find ways to separate individuals from valuable digital information. 

Nobody likes to be hustled, to be conned, to be made a fool of by social engineers. So don’t let it happen...


Read the rest over at Cyber Insights, brought to you by the National Cyber Skills Centre.

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