Corporate Security Chiefs Focus on ‘Human’ Side of Cybercrime (The Wall Street Journal)


The biggest threat to computer security is not technical, it’s human, according to a new survey of chief information officers hosted by the Tuck School of Business.


M. Eric Johnson, the Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration and director of Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business, says people are the key to cyber security. (photo courtesy of the Tuck School)

The Wall Street Journal’s blog Digits reported on the study, saying “80% of participating chief information security officers said they were more worried about human, rather than technological, holes in their IT infrastructure.”

Tuck Professor M. Eric Johnson explains that the technical aspects of cyber security are sophisticated and work well. People, on the other hand, are still vulnerable to phishing scams that get users to download malicious code and and share passwords.

Read more about what the study found on The Wall Street Journal website.

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