Thursday February 20, 2020

Held to ransom by cyber criminals

The blame for online crime lies with the people who carry out the attacks, not the victims

27th November, 2016
Michael Conway, director, Renaissance: ‘The technology you use should help protect you from attacks, and that’s where permissions and privileges come into play’

It’s common in the technology media to read accounts of how human beings have proved to be the weak links in the security chain. But Michael Conway, director of security specialist Renaissance, feels that while this can be true, it shifts the responsibility for cyber crime too heavily onto the victim.

Yes, people do reuse passwords, forget to patch systems, click on unsolicited attachments in emails and more, but the party that is...

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