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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

Your Guide to Fraudulent Invoice Email
sponsored by Agari
PRODUCT DEMO: In this webcast, learn how to combat targeted attacks, spear-phishing, and malicious emails dressed up to look and sound legitimate.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 19 Oct 2016


Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Beta
sponsored by Microsoft
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Forefront Security for Exchange helps protect your email infrastructure from infection and downtime through an approach that emphasizes layered defenses, optimization of Exchange Server performance and availability, and simplified management control.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 26 Sep 2006


Netwrix Auditor Enterprise Edition
sponsored by Netwrix Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: When diagnosing the cause of your Active Directory problems, native auditing won't show you the complete picture of exactly what changed before your problems started. Netwrix Auditor does what native auditing can't: Download your free 20-day trial of Netwrix Auditor today.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 09 Oct 2013

Netwrix Corporation

What’s New with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: See what's new in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1 that makes it possible to connect everyone in your organization with the insight, analytics and information they need to make better, faster, smarter decisions.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Premiered: 07 Feb 2011


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

Lumension Endpoint Security: Device Control and Application Control
sponsored by Lumension
TRIAL SOFTWARE: The increase of new technologies that enable remote data access 24x7, the escalating sophistication of cyber criminals and rising insider risks have forced organizations to change their approach to endpoint security and data protection.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010


Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite
sponsored by Lumension
TRIAL SOFTWARE: A new wave of vulnerabilities is threatening our endpoints and browsers at a much greater rate than operating systems and servers, which is why the SANS Institute has ranked “patching client-side software” as the number one security priority.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010


Intel vPro technology resource kit
sponsored by Intel
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: With this free download of the Intel® vPro™ technology resource kit, learn firsthand the value of this security and management solution, find step-by-step instructions for implementing and configuring Intel vPro technology, and more – click through to download now and get started!
Posted: 31 Dec 2012 | Premiered: 18 May 2012


Self-Management of Passwords (SMOP) Version 1.1
sponsored by turbo-IT Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: Active Directory users often have their accounts locked out or forget their passwords.  This download empowers users to perform self service password resets and unlock their accounts eliminating helpdesk calls resulting in increased productivity and reduced costs.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Premiered: 17 May 2011

turbo-IT Corporation
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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