Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My Article in Slate on Human Weaknesses in Cybersecurity

I published an article on Slate about human aspects of cybersecurity.
A great deal of metadata and surrounding context can still be inferred from unclassified emails. These inferences might include the social connections between people, the names of projects a person is working on, how emails are formatted, and what jargon a person uses. On the surface, this kind of information might seem innocuous. However, in the hands of a skilled and patient adversary, this information can be used to exploit human weaknesses in cybersecurity.

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