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Social Engineering

Social Engineering

Social Engineering is an approach to gain access to information through misrepresentation. It is the conscious manipulation of people to obtain information without their realizing that a security breach is occurring. It may take the form of impersonation via telephone or in person and through email. Some emails entice the recipient into opening an attachment that activates a virus.

  • Before providing information to a telephone caller, check if the individual is authorized to receive that information.
  • Employees should report any suspicious calls to the appropriate individual in your organization.
  • Before opening an email attachment or clicking on a link, verify it is from someone you know, ensure your anti-virus software is current and that the message in the email makes sense for you to receive. If all the parts don't add up, the attachment may contain a virus. Delete it.

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