Why does the cyber security industry need to hire more anthropologists? Because the criminals already are


Social engineering is one of the easiest and most effective ways to access a secure system. Cyber criminals know this, and they are increasingly leaning on the research and techniques of the social science disciplines to leverage the human element into letting them into our lives, our businesses and our bank accounts.

How can security practitioners increase security awareness and build up our resilience to unite against malicious actors looking to leverage our weakest - but what could be our strongest, defences in cyber-warfare - our people?

This discussion puts people and social science at the centre of the solution - demonstrating why cyber security teams need to hire beyond technical expertise and look towards the social sciences for the next advancements in cyber fortification to respond to this ever-increasing threat.

Information Security Transformation Manager