Social engineering: what it is and how to avoid it

Cyber criminals have many tricks up their sleeves when it comes to compromising sensitive data. They don’t always rely on system vulnerabilities and sophisticated hacks. They’re just as likely to target the an organisation’s employees. The attack methods they use to do this are known as social engineering. Contents What is social engineering? Why social engineering works Common social engineering techniques How to protect yourself from social engineering What is social engineering? Social engineering is a collective term for ways in which fraudsters manipulate people into performing certain actions. It’s generally used in an information security context to refer to … Continue reading Social engineering: what it is and how to avoid it