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Debunking the cybersecurity thought that humans are the weakest link

Cybersecurity strategies that focus solely on warning employees not to click on email links or open attachments are ineffective, according to Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions and former White House CIO. She argued that it is easier than ever to trick employees through social engineering tactics, resulting in an increase in business email compromises. Payton emphasized the importance of designing security measures that account for human error, as well as technological vulnerabilities. Network segmentation and two-factor authentication were recommended as minimum safety measures.

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