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Social engineering: Cybercrime meets human hacking

Webroot

According to the latest ISACA State of Security 2021 report , social engineering is the leading cause of compromises experienced by organizations. Findings from the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report also point to social engineering as the most common data breach attack method. Avoid becoming a victim.

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Choose Your Own Adventure game animates security awareness training

SC Magazine

Infosec’s Choose Your Own Adventure training game “Deep Space Danger” tests employees on their knowledge of social engineering. The employees at your organization are badly in need of security awareness training. Two of them are fraudsters trying to socially engineer their way onto the station.

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The Psychic and the Social Engineer

Security Boulevard

The post The Psychic and the Social Engineer appeared first on Security Boulevard. Do you believe in psychics? Many people turn to psychics and mediums for advice or to communicate with dead loved […].

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The Psychic and the Social Engineer

Security Through Education

By now you may be guessing what the psychic and the social engineer have in common. Both use techniques such as using social cues, making broad statements, and using probability to create the illusion of credibility. Similarly, a professional social engineer must exhibit confidence and never break pretext.

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Threat Intelligence and Security Awareness?

SecureWorld News

In our exclusive Behind the Scenes interview series, we take a deeper look at a topic that is relevant to the information security community. Today's conversation answers this question: How can threat intelligence strengthen security awareness? The pandemic is on everyone's mind, and they're using that for social engineering.

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Reaction to Social Engineering Indicative of Cybersecurity Culture

Security Boulevard

It was a master class in social engineering, one that put an organization’s security posture at risk. Social engineering attacks like phishing take advantage of an employee’s awareness of. The post Reaction to Social Engineering Indicative of Cybersecurity Culture appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool

Security Boulevard

The post Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool appeared first on Security Boulevard. Now, the mantra should be, “don’t automatically believe what you see.” Deep fakes, propaganda, misinformation and disinformation campaigns are.