Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Social Engineering

February 21, 2018 - Phishing, vishing (uses phone calls) and smishing (uses text messages) plus impersonation are the top four social engineering techniques used in more than half of the hack attacks these days. This week we're looking at what social engineering is, preventing attacks, your best defenses again these attacks and how to educate your employees about social engineering.

Here's what you need to know to protect your organization and your users from social engineers. (Item #1)   Twenty-eight infosec experts discuss how to prevent the most common social engineering attacks. (Item #2)   Cybercrooks use the dangerous weapon of social engineering to get at the weakest link: the user. (Item #3)

How social engineering works (and why you may never know you're a target). (Item #4)   But there are steps you can take to tighten your security against social engineering attacks. (Item #5)   Here's information about educating your staff to prevent them falling for social engineering scams. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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