Cyberespionage skills go beyond technical ability

Cyberespionage perpetrators will need not only technical skills but also a good psychological understanding of how to manipulate their intended targets within an organization as people are always the weakest security link.

Joseph Steinberg, CEO of security firm Green Armor, said having a technical knowledge of writing malware is just one of the many skills needed by hackers to conduct cyberespionage. This is because an attacker may write the best malware but it is worthless if he cannot deploy the program on to the targeted network, he said.


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