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Phishing attacks. Humans stand a better chance of flagging suspicious activity, especially when attackers continue to craft new methods to execute phishing attacks like voice and social media. (Photo: wk1003mike/Shutterstock)

Phishing, one of the oldest forms of cybercrime, is still rampant. In fact, nearly all cyberattacks begin with a phishing scam. Since phishing thrives on the manipulation of people, cybersecurity experts often label the employees as the weakest link. One could argue: are people the weakest link, or is technology failing at detecting email phishing?

The fact is, neither people nor technology are perfect. Here are three compelling reasons why people can be an organization’s strongest defense against phishing attacks:

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