NetSPI’s President and CEO Aaron Shilts was featured in Forbes, highlighting how the human element is often the most vulnerable aspect of an organization’s cybersecurity program, especially given the recent rise in AI.


Just like with LastPass’ deepfaked CEO, cybercriminals can use AI to craft highly personalized and convincing scams. Everything a hacker needs to create a detailed replica of any CEO is typically available on social media and public platforms. More poignantly, all a hacker needs to have success with their replica is one employee who can’t tell the difference or simply doesn’t have the time to.

“We’ve found the human element in security systems to be the most vulnerable,” Aaron Shilts, CEO of cybersecurity company NetSPI, explained in our recent discussion on what makes cyber attacks work.   

“Whether it’s executive assistants opening the server room door to a crew in safety vests or a CEO logging into a spoofed WiFi network , the fundamental issue is often a lack of knowledge, awareness or time to act in a more safe manner,” Aaron added.

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