Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Social Engineering

Battling Social Engineering Attacks

KnowBe4's Stu Sjouwerman on the Need to Foster 'Human Firewalls'
Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

Social engineering attacks, including ransomware, business email compromise and phishing, are a problem that can never be solved, but rather only managed via a continued focus on security awareness training, says Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Sjouwerman discusses:

  • The continuing rise in social engineering attacks, including phishing, ransomware and business email compromise, aka CEO fraud;
  • Why the social engineering problem can be managed but never solved;
  • The need to build "human firewalls."

Sjouwerman is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4. He previously co-founded Sunbelt Software.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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