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McAfee’s “Groundbreaking” Phishing Study

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Recently, I came across a press release by McAfee citing the results of a “groundbreaking” study that talks about the psychological games played by phishers and email scam artists. The results of the study indicated that “cyber criminals use fear, greed and lust to methodically steal personal and proprietary financial information”. Frankly, I didn’t see anything groundbreaking in those results. Don’t we all know that social engineers (including phishers) have to play with people’s psyches to get them to click on links and submit personal information? The study did however quote some interesting statistics from a 2006 Gartner study: Cumulative loses stemming…

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Rohyt Cited in Industry Week Article

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Brad Kenney interviewed me about the unique information security challenges faced by manufacturing companies. Excerpts from that interview can be found in his IndustryWeek story –  From ID to IP Theft. Moral of the story: Large employee bases whose skill set is not in technology, coupled with fragmented operations make the job of an information security officer in the manufacturing sector very challenging. -Rohyt

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