Social engineering attacks combined with hacking of systems and networks remain the preferred method hackers use to gain access to systems. Social engineering attacks continue to take advantage of organizations by exploiting the trust that organizations and individuals have with people that contact them.
From a hacking perspective, organizations must remain competitive, so the big challenge they face is that they continue to incorporate more and more technology into their operations to maintain that competitive edge. Unfortunately, for the folks responsible for keeping security in those organizations, the attack surface typically keeps getting larger. So, it’s a significant challenge that organizations face, especially the security blue teamers out there in terms of protecting their information assets - Larry Hurtado, CEO of Digital Defense