I have been in this career for decades, yet it seems like we are still at square one. Back in 1970-1995 Kevin Mitnick had an advantage – he was a groundbreaking hacker, long before all the script kiddies showed up on the scene.
Mitnick penetrated some of the most high-profile networks in the world using social engineering schemes. He tricked insiders into revealing access codes and passwords. We now call this phishing and it’s highly automated.