Social Engineering Threats and Defense

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Social Engineering is one of the most effective ways for a company's security to be compromised. Electronic attacks can be prevented by technical means, but social engineering uses the human element of security in order to bypass any electronic safeguards that may be in place. Attackers may use several techniques to manipulate individuals into giving them access to sensitive data. Due to its exploitation of human nature, social engineering is one of the most dangerous threats that companies face in safeguarding information. Social engineering is difficult to prevent due to the unpredictability of humans and their reactions. However, there are ways to mitigate any potential damage by implementing proper information security awareness education and training programs for all employees.

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