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DEFINITION: Pretexting is a form of social engineering in which an individual lies about his identity or purpose to obtain privileged data about another individual. A pretexter may then use this data to engage in identity theft or corporate espionage. Pretexting may be employed by telephone or email, through customer service instant messaging or a company Web site. A pretexter may use a variety of strategies  … 
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Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this free trial download today and see how Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 features triple threat protection that defends against identity theft, confidential data leakage and all Internet threats.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

Kaspersky Lab

Get Real-Time Threat Detection
sponsored by AlienVault
PRODUCT DEMO: A successful unified security management (USM) approach can help you discover all IP-enables assets on your network, identify vulnerabilities and malware quickly, and much more.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 01 Apr 2016

AlienVault

Network Management Solution: WhatsUp Gold
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
TRIAL SOFTWARE: WhatsUp Gold is the most intuitive, comprehensive, and cost-effective network management toolset available today.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2011

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

InterScan Messaging Hosted Security (IMHS) Trial
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Many traditional email security solutions take up too much time and are not as effective as they should be in stopping spam. Hosted email security by Trend Micro provides unlimited email scanning capacity with always-up-to-the-minute security that is continuously tuned and optimized 24x7.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 21 Aug 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

IBM Lotus Sametime Demo: Unified Communications and Collaboration Solution
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: IBM Lotus Sametime software provides an easy-to-use unified communications and collaboration solution with the policy controls and security features your business requires. Check out this demo to see how IBM Lotus Sametime can be used in everyday business situations to quickly and efficiently communicate and drive business success.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Sophos Email Security Appliances
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
PRODUCT DEMO: The Sophos Email Security Appliance offers high-capacity, high-availability security for your email network, delivering protection updates every five minutes and providing the most up-to-date email security available.
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 | Premiered: 18 Apr 2006

Sophos, Inc.

Best for Business: Security and Manageability on the Chip
sponsored by Intel Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: This demo explains how to secure and manage notebooks with Intel Centrino2 with vPro technology and desktops with Intel Core 2 processors with vPro technology.
Posted: 12 Aug 2008 | Premiered: 11 Aug 2007

Intel Corporation

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
sponsored by Trend Micro
PRODUCT DEMO: Trend Micro Hosted Email Security is independently rated #1 for anti-spam as it blocks 99% of spam 100% of the time. Download a FREE trial version.
Posted: 21 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Software
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer delivers all-in-one monitoring for the data center. A single interface provides a view to the availability and performance of servers and network and storage devices on a network. It eases troubleshooting without agents.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 12 Nov 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

RTDiscover
sponsored by FaceTime Communications
PRODUCT DEMO: The Internet has changed. Email and Web browsing traffic entering enterprise networks is now dwarfed by greynets like IM, VoIP and P2P, opening channels for potential malware coming in, as well as the danger of sensitive information leaking out
Posted: 10 Dec 2007 | Premiered: 10 Dec 2007

FaceTime Communications
 
 
SOCIAL ENGINEERING DEFINITION (continued): …  to obtain personal information. In one scenario, for example, the pretexter might call an individual claiming affiliation with a bank, survey firm or credit agency. In another scenario, a pretexter might claim to be a customer, client or employee of a company to gain access to phone or electronic records. After establishing trust with the targeted individual, the pretexter might ask a series of questions designed to gather key individual identifiers (like social security numbers, mother's maiden name, place or date of birth, or account numbers) under the guise of needing to confirm the individual's … 
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