‘Human firewall’ firms’ biggest hacking vulnerability

TRAINING NEEDED: UMass Dartmouth professors Tim Shea, left, associate professor ­marketing/business information systems, and Steve White, professor of marketing and international business, oversaw a cybersecurity survey that found employee training lacking.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
TRAINING NEEDED: UMass Dartmouth professors Tim Shea, left, associate professor ­marketing/business information systems, and Steve White, professor of marketing and international business, oversaw a cybersecurity survey that found employee training lacking.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
The underlying agenda was subtle: A Boston firm that sells cybersecurity training wanted a survey done that would quantify the need for companies to provide their employees with such training. The company wanted the survey done by an outside source to lend legitimacy to the findings, and it was offering money to help fund it.…

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