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Greg Sim discusses with Information Security Buzz how new security regulations are fine, but there is no substitute for innovation

Greg Sim discusses with Information Security Buzz how new security regulations are fine, but there is no substitute for innovation

Greg Sim discusses with Information Security Buzz how new security regulations are fine, but there is no substitute for innovation

While new security regulation for financial businesses in New York recognises that employees may be the weakest link, there should be a wider acceptance of the role played by new technologies such as file-regeneration, says Greg Sim, CEO at Glasswall Solutions.

Emails are used in more than 70 per cent of successful hacking attacks, with criminals hiding malware triggers in standard files like Word docs, Excel spreadsheets and PDFs. A Glasswall survey showed that more than six-out-of-ten employees (62 per cent) admitted they do not usually check the legitimacy of attachments in emails from unknown sources, while a dangerous minority of 15 per cent said they always or usually trust email attachments sent by people they have never even heard of.

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