Social Engineering: The Dangerous Nexus between the Cyber and Physical Worlds

Reinforce what modern experts and industry statistics are calling the weakest link in your layered security apparatus: the human involvement (employees). Social engineering is known to have been successfully deployed in >95% of cyberattacks. Avoid throwing away your security investments with untrained employees who can be victimized by the next well-crafted social engineering plot, including pretexting, vishing, smishing, phishing, water hole attacks, whaling and tailgating. Social engineering is no longer reserved for the banking industries and is one of the easiest channels for bad actors to gain access to your sensitive data. As such, it is reported to have increased by significantly and especially targeting remote workers where security infrastructure may be much less enforced. Inform your employees to question everyone. Escalate awareness into action on behalf of your company’s safety and their own.