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WHY MARKETING DEPARTMENTS ARE CYBER SECURITY TARGETS
Because of what they do, marketing departments are potential cybersecurity risks themselves, and digital bad actors are well aware of it. "Since marketers are more closely connected to networking on social media, they share a lot of close-to-home data," writes Sam Bocetta, a now-retired security analyst with the Department of Defense with 30-years of experience. "It can turn into a simple endeavor for cybercriminals looking to social specialist their way inside an organization." According to Bocetta, attackers employ social engineering to get marketers and their assistants to open or click on fake email—or other messaging applications—solicitations with the intent to infect the victim's digital device with malware. It's a common ploy, but marketing departments are particularly prone to spearphishing, since it's their job to check out what may appear to be a business lead. READ MORE