"Security campaigns do not work," says infosec professor Adam Joinson

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The psychologist and IT expert insists that employees are not the weak link in security that everyone assumes them to be

Many IT professionals would agree that employees are the weakest link in cybersecurity. Certainly, delegates at Cybersecurity Live last week did so - more than two-thirds of the audience raised the...

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