Social engineering remains one of the most reached-for techniques in the average hacker’s toolbox. The cyberattack’s effectiveness (and many hackers viewing it as a fun and exciting game) has made the method such a common strategy over the last decade. Yet, despite its prevalence, many users couldn’t answer when asked: Social engineering is the art of what three things?
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With so many roadblocks and obstacles to overcome in today’s cyber landscape, organizations face more threats than ever before. Unfortunately, new problems often emerge before the old ones have even been solved. Amidst this ever-evolving threat landscape, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 emerging cyber security challenges.
Every organization faces cybersecurity threats to its digital assets, potentially compromising sensitive data or disrupting business operations. Implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity framework can help organizations prevent threats, mitigate attacks, and maintain business operation continuity. What is cybersecurity framework implementation, and how does cybersecurity compliance work? Read on to learn more.
Cyber security incident response planning (CSIRP) represents the brunt of an organization’s preparation prior to a cyberattack or incident occurring. Organizations can never know which type of cyberthreat they’re going to encounter next, or when it will take place. Thus, it’s vital to assemble an action plan or a roadmap for any and all possible events.
This is where cyber security incident response planning comes in.
Regardless of how robust an organization’s cybersecurity defenses are, cyber threat actors employing social engineering attacks remain a substantial threat. Unlike technologically-focused attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in an organization’s networks or the overall IT infrastructure, social engineering attacks leverage human psychology to gain network access. Phishing represents the most common form of social engineering attack.
Social engineering attacks are a critical threat to cybersecurity across organizations. Nearly every organization whose personnel interface with networks, applications, or sensitive data requires protection against social engineering attacks, such as phishing, whaling, and tailgating. Social engineering penetration testing is a threat and vulnerability assessment tool that can help prevent threat actors from exploiting social engineering vulnerabilities.
If your organization develops web applications or depends upon them for critical business functions, web app penetration testing is one of the best ways to ensure they are safe from cyberthreats. Our web application penetration testing checklist breaks down two critical resources you can use as guidance for your efforts, including a projected pen test workflow.
Security awareness involves everyone in your company—from clerical and administrative staff to doctors, nurses, IT staff, and even your patients. Everyone plays an important role. Unfortunately, this often leaves organizational and IT leaders wondering, “What should security awareness training include?”
Traditionally, social engineering is a trick often used by conmen, thieves, and other malicious actors. Designed to catch the victim off-guard and unaware, primarily for the actor’s personal gain, much of today’s social engineering scams take place exclusively online. This leaves many organizational leaders asking their IT departments the same question: How are organizations at risk from social engineering?
Security operations centers (SOC) comprise the people, processes, and technology that manage an organization’s cybersecurity strategy and its execution. Designing a security operations center architecture from the ground up or reorganizing an existing team will always revolve around these three components, and each necessitates specific considerations.