Back in the dying days of the 1990s, a truly funny movie called Office Space came out. While the Y2K bug was all the rage at that time, this isn’t what the movie chose to send up. Instead, its most memorable moments revolve around whacking a defenceless printer to pieces in a field, and the endless, mindless ‘TPS reports’ demanded by an overbearing and insensitive boss.
Got an email from the CEO requesting urgent payment of an invoice (or something similar)? Don’t rush in to get the job done, because you might just be participating in a clever new social engineering hack. In other words, that email might not be from the boss at all. Instead, you might have received an order from a hacker, to pay a hacker.
This week, I had the privilege of speaking to the fantastic team at South East Community Links (SECL). Now this presentation wasn't your normal IT on-boarding, we didn't touch on what we have planned for the users, creating a mobile workforce or protecting yourself on line - this was a little different.