by Famida Rashid
Spear phishing succeeds because the attackers are following the “path of least resistance” to trick users into clicking on something they shouldn’t, Mark Hatton, president and CEO of Core Security, told eWEEK. “Hackers are not looking to 'force' their way in,” Hatton said.
Organizations can defend against these attacks, Hatton said. Instead of just taking defensive methods, security professionals need to “think like the hackers do” and use proactive methods to prepare their network and train their users, according to Hatton.