Social Engineering: The dangers of positive thinking
CSO Online recently spoke to a person working in the security field with a rather unique job. He’s paid to break into places, such as banks and research facilities (both private and government), in order to test their resistance to social engineering and physical attacks.
Rarely is he caught, but even when he is it doesn’t matter, and the reason for his success is the same in each case – human nature.
Caught on film:
When the surveillance video starts playing, the images show a typical day at a bank somewhere in the world. Business is steady, but the lobby isn’t overly packed with customers, so a single teller is working the window.