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[Podcast] Dr. Zinaida Benenson and Secondary Defenses

Data Security


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Dr. Zinaida Benenson is a researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where she heads the “Human Factors in Security and Privacy” group. She and her colleagues conducted a fascinating study into our spam clicking habits. Those of you who attended Black Hat last year may have heard her presentation on How to Make People Click on a Dangerous Link Despite their Security Awareness.

In the second part of our interview, Benenson tells us that phishing is almost inevitable in organizations — and that includes executives being phished! The more important security goal for IT groups is to have secondary defense and incident response programs in place. Benenson also warns us about the potential uses of IoT data by hackers.

Click on the above podcast to hear more about Zinaida’s research and security insights.

Andy Green

Andy Green

Andy blogs about data privacy and security regulations. He also loves writing about malware threats and what it means for IT security.


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