Security Awareness

Information Security Awareness: Social Engineering

Ponemon Institute performed an experiment by sending a white-hat hacker into the offices of eight U.S. companies, under the guise of a temporary or part-time worker. “(I)n 88% of attempts, they were able to visually hack sensitive information from a worker’s computer screen or hard copy documents,” 63% of the time within a half hour.

Larry Ponemon : “we’ll soon begin to see a profound shift from malicious parties hacking systems to hacking people.”

Watch: Visual Hacking Video

Visual Hacking


Read: New Clear Desk/Clear Screen Policy


Social Engineering