What a thought-provoking piece in The Economist – though of course so many of them are.
I’ll let you digest but in reading this though I think the key thing I want to highlight here is that there’s no silver bullet. Instead, a robust and serious journey needs to be established to ensure a holistic digital and cybersecurity model involving all the players, mainly the humans.
The threats in this article focus mainly on human’s deception and then also on the technical vulnerabilities.. yet they are all related (directly or indirectly) to the human behaviour in IT/digital management processes as well.
We advise the client in how to assess and manage many of these threats. Such as (but not limited to) evaluating the risk level of the business asset(s) exposed to internet threats, looking at a company’s cybersecurity WFH policy, improving the cybersecurity awareness program including not only phishing campaign, but (at least) vishing* campaign too and challenging the cybersecurity processes involving all the business-critical stakeholders. And much more of course.
For those unsure about Vishing…. Vishing uses verbal scams to trick people into doing things they believe are in their best interests. Vishing often picks up where phishing leaves off.
If you want to know more about how we support clients on these kinds of issues, then drop
Lorenzo Grillo and Libero Marconi a line.
Nobody likes a call from the taxman. Donald Rumsfeld, who as America’s defence secretary oversaw a budget bigger than the economy of a typical country, nonetheless finds the rules so confusing that he writes to the Internal Revenue Service each year complaining that he has “no idea” whether he has filed his taxes correctly. So it is hardly surprising that, when the phone rings and an official-sounding voice says you have underpaid your taxes and will be connected to an adviser to pay the balance, ordinary folk tremble.