Mitnick preaches social engineering awareness

Friday, 22 July 2005, 3:24 PM EST

Properly trained staff, not technology, is the best protection against social engineering attacks on sensitive information, according to security consultant and celebrity hacker Kevin Mitnick.

"People are used to having a technology solution [but] social engineering bypasses all technologies, including firewalls," Mitnick said. "Technology is critical but we have to look at people and processes. Social engineering is a form of hacking that uses influence tactics."

By Rodney Gedda at InfoWorld.

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