The human element is the most vulnerable aspect of network security. Criminals capitalize on cyber weaknesses and prefer to directly attack uninformed employees through social engineering tactics. Many victims are provoked to break regular security procedures and are exploited using greed, the fear of authority, or simply their helpful nature.
Many types of social manipulation, such as baiting and tailgating, can be prevented through awareness and caution. Our trainers provide tips on recognizing and countering potentially damaging social engineering tactics.
Social engineering has recently become more common than firewall hacking, due to its relative simplicity and ease. This type of attack represents one of the most effective cyber threats today, and employees must be given the proper knowledge and exposure in order to identify and combat the threat.