Here's a great read from the Wall Street Journal yesterday.   Who's most vulnerable to phishing and spoofing?  The executives in our organizations!

Corporate Security's Weak Link: Click-Happy CEOs

Top Bosses, Exempt From Companywide Rules, Are More Likely to Take Cyber-Attackers' Bait

Here's the salient point that I found fascinating.  CEOs and Presidents have the power to bypass corporate permissions and security.  Yet, they're most vulnerable as stated here:

"Executives are disconnected from reality when it comes to IT and security," said Kevin Beaver, information security consultant with the firms Preparis Inc. and Principle Logic LLC and author of several books on hacking and data security.

Top leaders seem particularly inclined to do things their IT departments warn against, such as opening email from unfamiliar senders, or clicking on links, says Rohyt Belani, CEO of PhishMe, a Chantilly, Va.-based security consulting and training firm."

Mandate:  check your internal technology security!  Focus on your executives!

Michael Ritsema
i3 Business Solutions, LLC


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