Special: Social Engineering – the weakest link in the chain?
Taking a look at the cybersecurity industry today shows that sophisticated attacks are matched by an equally sophisticated solution. Up to the point where a discussion on both the attack and the solution is something only specialized experts can follow.
Criminals therefore turn to the one link in the security chain which is difficult to “harden” – people. Social Engineering attacks are on the rise, especially in a year like the one we are currently experiencing. Read about what social engineering is, its most common forms and, of course, how to counter it.
The motto for this year’s cybersecurity awareness Month was “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” A good advice, since social engineering is still the No.1 attack vector in cybersecurity. We asked two experts to explain how much of a problem social engineering really is, how criminals exploit this and how to prevent against social engineering attacks.
Data is germane to everything we’re experiencing because data has the power to impact outcomes. Read why now is the time to think about data security.
Are you able to identify a good phishing mail? Take a look at the anatomy of a phishing e-mail in our infographic!