The Outsider Threat

By Lillian Ablon

Lillian Ablon is a researcher who focuses on cybersecurity and emerging technologies at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. She won a black badge at the DEF CON 21 hacking conference for placing first in the Social Engineering Competition.

Lillian Ablon is a cybersecurity researcher at the RAND Corporation. She spoke with The Cipher Brief about the threat posed by social engineering, and the critical vulnerability posed by unwary individuals within an organization.

The Cipher Brief: Some of our readers may not be familiar with the concept of social engineering. Would you briefly explain what it is and how it relates to cybersecurity? 

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