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Scan PCs for Security Problems? Nope, Scan the Users

Date: Aug 19, 2015

Category: Blog


To build a car, you need thousands of nuts, bolts, screws, and other components. Which of these is the most dangerous? According to an old joke, it’s the nut behind the wheel. The very best security system in the world will fail if a fast-talking stranger convinces you to turn it off.

Penetration testers and security analysts scan for system vulnerabilities, and very effectively, too. Laura Bell, founder and lead consultant at SafeStack, explained to Black Hat attendees that we need to test the human side of security as well.

“It doesn’t matter what a fantastic security system you have if one of your employees can be tricked into turning it off,” said Bell.

Great article and interview by Marcin Kleczynski, Founder and CEO of Malwarebytes where he interviews Neil Rubenking, lead security analyst at

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