What Is Social Engineering?
Social engineering is the broad name given to a range of activities, typically using psychological manipulation to influence a person into performing a particular action or providing information that may not be in their (or their employers) best interest.

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What is social engineering?
Social engineering is the broad name given to a range of activities, typically using psychological manipulation to influence a person into performing a particular action or providing information that may not be in their (or their employers) best interest.

In the context of cyber security, these attacks typically come in via multiple methods, such as:

Normally, the cyber attacker will use one or multiple personality or psychological approaches in either of the above methods of approach to order establish the need for personal information.

For example, they may try to:

Some of the more common methods to approach would-be victims may come via:

So ultimately, how do you prevent social engineering attempts on you or your business?

For further security awareness training and support for your business, get in contact here.

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