A Proactive Defence to Social Engineering

by Wendy Arthurs
Sept. 1, 2017 1 comment SANS Institute Encryption & Authentication social engineering

Intruders or hackers are continually trying to gain illicit access to computer systems and there are many different types of attack. Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to protect their networks. Most of their attention focuses on technology such as upgrades, security kits and high-end encryption but a popular means of gaining access bypasses the technical systems completely. It’s based on the long-time con or confidence game but has a new name and new face – social engineering. A company needs good policies in place to defend against this type of attack, but even more, they need an effective, on-going security awareness program. The best means of defence, in this case, is education


negrii_irina88 7 months, 3 weeks ago

that's the point...good policies is the best subject to be approached considering nowadays security problems