Thinking about this week's topic I thought of something I would love to hear more about:
What is so special about Social Engineering? Is SE a bigger threat than breaking-and-entering?
This is not about if the threat is real or not, I think it is, but I have this feeling that people are treating it differently than other attacks. Like it was "THAT THING", the holy grail, quantum cryptography, only real. Even the Topic suggests so "The often-overlooked people-related side of security".
I feel like it is sometimes used as a thought-terminating cliché, sometimes for smugness.
Conning and breaking-and-entering have been around since time, but people talk and worry a lot about the first and not the latter.
Is SE a bigger threat than breaking-and-entering?