Social Engineering is a common method used by hackers to gain access to your IT systems and critical data. With nearly 100% of businesses being connected to the internet, all employees are susceptible to manipulation.
Social Engineering attacks are based on trust. You may receive an email from someone who appears to be a colleague that requests you to click a link. You could receive an instruction from somebody masquerading as your boss, instructing you to pay an invoice. Fake emails from banks are also common and most people are familiar with requests from Microsoft to reset their password.
The attempts are relentless and all staff need to be made aware of the significant risks associated with falling for a Social Engineering attack. As a business there is a lot that can be done to insulate the business from these types of attacks but an ongoing commitment to cyber awareness and training is critical.
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