How Strong Is Your Cybersecurity?
When the world of technology adopts an innovative new tool or service, it’s not only positive areas that are affected. When the hardware or software you’re using grows in sophistication, it’s safe to assume that plenty of cyberthreats are growing right along with it.
Preventing cybercrime is a never-ending, frustrating process, and it involves more than just updating your cybersecurity. Your team needs to stay up to date on how they can keep your network safe. But how can they outsmart such a diverse range of threats?
What Is Social Engineering?
The key is to remain educated and aware, which can be accomplished through routine tests and simulations. One of the most common threats that needs to be taken into consideration is social engineering. Social engineering is when a hacker (who can come from anywhere) uses false messaging tools to manipulate, influence, or deceive users in order to gain control over your network.
Common methods include phone calls, emails, or direct contact, which are all frequently used to gain access to your computer network. (More specific examples include phishing emails, spear phishing, and CEO fraud.)
If you don’t take the proper precautions for maintaining your network security measures and critical infrastructure, your valuable personal information could be at risk. Whether it’s your bank account information or your credit card, social security number, or any other sensitive data, there are risk management strategies you can use to repel social engineering attacks.
In this blog, we’ll talk about the techniques that are commonly used by social engineers, so your team is informed and will be in the best position possible for stopping an attack before it breaks down your entire network.