THROWBACK: Social Engineering Tech Segment (EP337)
May 31, 2016
Social engineering is the art of coercing (or manipulating, depending on how you view it) someone into giving you information, allowing access, or doing something for you. In this throwback, Kati Rodzon and Mike Murray of MAD Security discuss this fine practice!
Security experts are saying that Missouri's governor is mischaracterizing the actions of a journalist who reported a data leak vulnerability in a state website, demonstrating a clear lack of understanding among some politicians about the inner workings of the cyber community.
The Department of Justice will more aggressively pursue contractors and grantees for misrepresenting their cybersecurity posture to the government. While few doubt there's a real problem to be solved, some in the legal and contracting community have raised questions about whether it could clash with other Justice and Biden administration cybersecurity priorities, and whether a good intentioned initiative could create a chilling effect among companies seeking government opportunities.