You are afraid. You know your business is at risk from cyber-attack. You are afraid your users are the new target and that spear-phishing is a clear and present threat. You fear a spear-phishing attack will result in a data breach that would mean you or your CEO being the next executive explaining what happened in the headlines and on CNN.
The article is a helpful reminder that your employees often make life easier for attackers by being the weakest link in your network defenses. Social media is a rich hunting ground for hackers. Names, locations, photos, interests, connections, partnerships, vacation details, email addresses and phone numbers – this is often the information that hackers use to target specific employees through well-crafted, highly personalized emails.