Weak point human – The Role of Social Engineering in IT Security

Katharina van Zeller
26. June 2018

The consequences of an attack on IT systems can sometimes be unpredictable. Not only the technology plays a role, but also the human factor.

In Part 3 of our series on privacy and data protection, Daniel Kissler, an expert in information management and computer security, explains what measures individuals and businesses can take to address security vulnerabilities.

Social engineering plays an important role here. Awareness trainings draw attention to situations and sources of danger. These trainings should lead to the fact that the awareness for security in IT is firmly integrated into everyday life.

Take a look at our video to see what further suggestions Daniel Kissler has.

In this video, security expert Daniel Kissler explains why social engineering is so important in IT security [In german language]

In parts 1 and 2 of this series you will learn how to protect your privacy in social media and why secure passwords can sometimes save lives!


Katharina van Zeller

Born in Vienna, grown up in Vienna and Hamburg, co-founder Katharina is responsible for sales in addition to the management. Privately Katharina is a passionate Karateka, musician and above all a bookworm.

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