Today humans, rather than machines, are a prime target for cyber-criminals. Phishing is one of the top three security threats faced by British businesses and is used in more than two-thirds of all cyber attacks. In 2016, the cost to UK PLC was £6 billion.
At IT Lab, we deliver a variety of social engineering and user-awareness training, including interactive online learning and engaging on-site workshops. We share the National Cyber Security Centre’s belief that people-centric thinking is the heart of robust security. Social engineering – in the context of cybersecurity – is an umbrella term for techniques used to exploit people’s trust. The goal is usually financial, but other motivations include ego and entertainment.
Social engineering takes many malicious and convincing forms:
Other activities by cyber criminals involve social engineering. For example, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks commonly include a spear phishing element.
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