Despite the presence of application and OS vulnerabilities – both new and old – hackers prefer to leverage social engineering as their preferred attack method.
Every year at the Black Hat conference, Thycotic gathers data from the industry’s best hackers, seeking to understand exactly how they are getting in. With 60% identifying themselves as “White Hat” hackers, they were eager to share in this year’s Black Hat Survey Report.
The most astounding data point was that hackers aren’t interested in spending time to identify a vulnerability and develop an exploit; instead, over half of them (56%) find social engineering the fastest way to gain access to privileged accounts. This represents more than double those choosing to go the OS/Application vulnerability route.
According to the report, 85% of breaches involve compromised endpoints, pointing a finger at the need for users to be educated on social engineering scams, phishing attacks, and other modes of attack using Security Awareness Training to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim.
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- See how your organization compares to others in your industry
The Phish-prone percentage is usually higher than you expect and is great ammo to get budget.
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