Human trust and agency problems masquerading as cybersecurity threats


Every hour it seems we hear about new and challenging cybersecurity threats.  Here’s another “cyber” story, this time from the New York Times, that has little to do with technology.  Rather it has to do with a concept that stretches back over 2,000 years:  human agency.  It involves breakdowns in trust and agency — where bank tellers (agents) are delegated authority by another (in this case, their employer) putting customer assets at risk.  See: Bank Tellers, With Access to Accounts, Pose a Rising Security Risk 

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