Social Engineering Prevention

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Hackers see you, small business owners. In fact, 43% of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses. And 95% of those are social engineering phishing attacks! Hackers have learned that small businesses are easy targets. Small businesses tend to overlook social engineering prevention and leave the door wide open. How can you protect your small business? (Source)

What Is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering is a strategy used by cybersecurity hackers to manipulate humans into providing information or access to systems that contain that information. The hackers then use that information for their personal gain. Social engineering is a psychological method of hacking as opposed to a technical breach of cybersecurity protections and networks.

Types Of Social Engineering

There are several ways that hackers use social engineering to access your data. Awareness of these methods is the first step in prevention. Here are the primary methods used by hackers:

How To Protect Against Social Engineering Attacks

Now that you know the motivation and tactics behind a social engineering cybersecurity attack, you can take action to prevent these. There are two primary areas on which to focus your prevention activities:

Start Preventing Social Engineering Attacks Now

Social engineering attacks are on the rise. Most companies leave themselves vulnerable due to a lack of awareness and training. Let’s face it, it’s hard enough keeping your workforce trained up on their primary work duties and mandatory HR functions. Cybersecurity is just too important to ignore. The right (or wrong!) attack can bring your business to its knees.

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