Who's the New Guy?

At an FTSE-listed financial firm, a man recently entered an office without being challenged, based himself in a third floor meeting room, and worked there for several days - gaining access to data room, employee passwords, IT and telecom network. Problem was, the worker - who was there long enough to literally be on a friendly "first name basis" with security guards - didn't work for the bank, but for Siemens, who sent the man to the firm as part of a social engineering experiment. The firm's goal was a reminder that despite an ample IT security deployment, it's of little use without proper vetting and education.

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