People Pose Big Threat
DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIADecember 3, 2010
When it comes to gaining access to valuable data, smart attackers "don't hack software and hardware, they hack people," says a cybercrime expert at Macquarie University. Milton Baar says employees are the biggest threat to sensitive business information, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. "At the corporate level [we can expect to see] more e-mails, more Web links and more enticements to link that appear to come from legitimate sites," Baar said. The report explores other areas where security vulnerabilities are emerging, such as the mobile phone and cloud computing environments.