Social Engineering Tactics

Craig Pollack | Sep 20, 2017

Social Engineering

Quick! What's the first thing you think of when you think of a security breach? Usually the answer is some technical way someone's hacking into the network. Odds are, this isn't necessarily the case.  

More and more "hacks" are actually intrusions that start with a human breach. That is to say, they got in because a human didn't abide by proper "internet hygene". Social engineering is the term used to describe this concept.

Here's a great infographic from our friends at smartfile detailing some of the tactics and approaches used...

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This is great stuff to know, but the more important question is - are you doing all you can to make sure your users are educated and STAY educated about these vulnerabilities? This literally comes full circle back to having the proper Cyber Security User Awareness Training program in place for your organization. Here are a few related links that could help you address this:

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our recommended approach to user awareness training, please send me an email or give me a call.

What do you think? Has this info been helpful? Let us know in the Comment box below or shoot me an email if you’d like to chat about this in more detail.

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Craig Pollack

Craig Pollack

Craig is the Founder & CEO of FPA Technology Services, Inc. Craig provides the strategy and direction for FPA, ensuring its clients, their business owners, and their key decision makers leverage technology as effectively as possible to achieve their business objectives. With over 25 years of experience building the preeminent IT Service Provider in the Southern California area, Craig is one of the area’s leading authorities on how small to mid-sized businesses can leverage specific technologies to receive the highest ROI.

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