What is Social Engineering and Why Should You Care?

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!During this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today's blog answers the question, "What is Social Engineering and Why Should You Care?"



Social Engineering

What is it?
Cybercriminals can take advantage of you by using information commonly available through…
 Social media platforms
 Location sharing
 In-person conversations

Why should you care?
 Your privacy isn’t just a luxury – it’s a security measure
 Attacks can be successful with little to no programming knowledge or ability
 Technological security measures can only protect you so much – you are your best defense

Examples include:

 Phishing
 Pretexting
 Baiting
 Quid pro quo
 Tailgating
 Inside job
 Swatting

We've created some great resources and articles on how to stay cybersafe.  Browse through our Weekly Video Tech Tips playlist, and past blogs to find out more.

See our last post on Cybercrime.  As always, feel free to give us a shout if you'd like assistance with ensuring the security of your business.

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