Social engineering is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. The types of information these cyber-criminals are seeking can vary, and range from passwords, bank information, or access your computer to secretly install malicious software. Senior Security Consultant, Dean Sheley, provides specific examples of how to protect your company from falling victim to these attacks. It's all about knowing who and what to trust. It is important to know when and when not to take a person at their word and when the person you are communicating with is who they say they are.
Who to Trust?
The same is true of online interactions and website usage: when do you trust that the website you are using is legitimate or is safe to provide your information? Bad actors are camouflaging legitimate communications with malicious attachments and links. They are counting on fear, urgency and stress to trick users and expose sensitive information. It is important that we remind our employees to be aware of these potential threats and be very critical of all communication.
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