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An employee clicked on a phishing link - should they be punished?

John E Dunn | Feb. 3, 2014
Everyone agrees that employees who unthinkingly click on email links and attachments pose a security risk. But should they be punished for making a bad click?

The issue matters because it underlines the way that modern security is a human and not just technological problem.

"Let's get out of the geeky mindset of admonishing the 'stupid user'; instead, make them part of your organization's security posture by cultivating relationships through open communications and positive criticism," argues PhishMe's Carey.

Perhaps Sjouwerman is just thinking beyond this general scenario. If education fails, what's next?

 

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