Julian Ramiah – Group CISO – Liberty Holdings Limited
Session Title: Are you the Weakest Link?
A common misconception about Cyber Criminals is that they only use complex techniques and technical tools to hack networks or humans. This is not true. Cyber Criminals have realised that the easiest way to steal data or compromise security defences is by tricking or social engineering people.
Humans are considered the weakest link in the cyber security chain because of unintentional slip-ups that may lead to an incident. Cyber Criminals entice users using phishing attacks to lure their victims into disclosing personal information.
Information Security is all about preserving C.I.A (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability).
Protecting your personal and corporate information assets can only be as strong as its weakest link. While technology controls will safeguard and ensure a level of resilience against cyber-attacks, the silver bullet remains your most prized assets….your people. However Cyber Criminals persist to target the human end points instead of focusing their time and resources to create advanced and expensive cyber-attacks.
Do not be the weakest link!