What’s making security better (or worse)? It feels like every time, the infosec community figures out a new way to protect people’s data and privacy, there’s always a new threat or risk. Cybercriminals first stole credit cards, then they figured out health records had more value, so they decided to extort a ransom from a hospital by encrypting a patient’s health data as leverage. And when a new technology arrives that might make our lives easier, like the new WebUSB, we wonder if it’ll make security better or worse. Security experts Brian Vecci and Michael Buckbee join Cindy Ng, a writer at the Inside Out Security Blog to discuss what’s making security better (or worse)?
Humans like to click on links. Some of us are better at resisting the urge, some worse. In any case, you’d also expect that people in the higher reaches of an organization — upper-level executives and the C-suite — would be very good at resisting phish bait.