'Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices and it's money wasted; none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.'

Kevin Mitnick (The World's Most Famous Hacker)

Human
Factors

5 STEPS TO HACKER HARDENEDTM ENTERPRISE

PROVISION OF EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES
SOLUTIONS & PLATFORMS ARCHITECTURES AND DELIVERY

Adversarial Security Risk Review

20%

Maturity Assessment, Audit & Benchmarking – Are you as secure as you think you are?

Strengthening Human Factors

40%

Building Risk Awareness & developing your Security Culture, Executive and Staff training, Education services and learning tools.

Provision of Expertise and Resources

60%

Reviewing and defining Strategy, Policy, Process’s, Procedures. Change & Transformation, Skilled Cyber and Security leadership and interim project and programme staff.

Solutions & Platforms Architectures and Delivery

80%

Optimisation of in-house technologies and security tools and platforms. Tech refresh and gap filling. Partner solutions and Systems Integration.

Federated Managed Security Services

100%

Linking in-house capability to out-sourced managed services and threat management capabilities. Threat Intelligence and sharing. Threat Mitigation and resolution.

At the heart of almost all of the high profile hacks we hear about, lies an element of hacking the HUMAN. Very commonly such vulnerabilities are exploitable because we humans do indeed share traits that include varying degrees of:

Negligence       Carelessness       Ignorance       Laziness       Stupidity

So the would be hacker may use social engineering to gain valuable information or to get an unsuspecting victim to click on a compromised link. They may tailgate the unsuspecting (careless?) employee through an organisations best attempts at physical security.
A motivated and professional hacker will take advantage of which ever option presents itself or if the prize is attractive enough use a fusion of all techniques to achieve the desired result.
Human factors play a central role in how strong (or weak) your company's information security defences are.

It turns out that people in higher positions, such as executive and management roles, are less prone to becoming malicious insiders. It's the lower-level employees who can weaken your security considerably.

The bottom line is if that if you Hacker HardenedTM your staff through the delivery of a tailored quality awareness programme you make a significant step in Hacker Hardeningyour organisation as one is reflected by the other.

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