By Mike Lennon
"Hackers are using what are well-understood techniques, such as spear phishing, to compromise some of the most important computer systems around the world,” said Mark Hatton, president and CEO of Core Security. “There are tools that could help train users and organizations to be more aware of these attacks and prevent them from being successful, but most organizations don’t utilize them for fear of being politically correct. Only a fraction of global companies test their end users, as the red tape and HR concerns make it a political nightmare,” Hatton added.
2011 has seen a spike in high profile attacks. Last week, Citibank reported that approximately 210,000 of its credit card customers were affected by an online service breach. Other recent successful cyber attacks include HB Gary, Sony, RSA, Comodo, and more.