The Dunning-Kruger Effect & Cyber Security

By James Pink

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DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT: Do you even know what you’re talking about? (image via Imgur)

The Dunning-Kruger Effect…

The psychological term for someone who believes they understand enough not to be caught out, but this illusory superiority leads them to be caught out by the very thing they think they understand.

A perfect example: Many people think they understand what a Phishing Attack looks like… until they are caught out by one. Which is why successful Phishing attacks rose by 65% last year!

 

If your PC or Laptop flagged all suspicious emails as “possible Phishing attack”, that would be a major step forward – yes?

 

As part of your Internet Cyber Security package, your End-Point Security should flag Phishing emails automatically. If it doesn’t, call us on 0345 450 9393, or email us @ sales@pinkconnect.com today and get truly smart about Cyber Security.

 

Don’t be like UberImgurEquifaxTalkTalk or Morrisons – be a secure, safe and responsible business that knows how to handle customer and business data responsibly and within the boundaries of the law.

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