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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

PowerBroker Password Safe: Security, Compliance, Productivity
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Uncover how PowerBroker Password Safe can help you secure access to privileged accounts, effectively preventing intentional or accidental harm and malicious activity that can be devastating to your business.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Apr 2013

BeyondTrust Corporation

Increase security and ROI: The benefits of Intel vPro technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT DEMO: Significantly improve your company’s IT security and ROI with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2010

Intel

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Software
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
TRIAL SOFTWARE: 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: 19 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

AlienVault Unified Security Management: Complete Security Visibility
sponsored by AlienVault
TRIAL SOFTWARE: AlienVault's Unified Security Management™ (USM) products provide a way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. Download a free 30-day Trial.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 17 Jul 2013

AlienVault

PacketTrap MSP 6.0
sponsored by Dell Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: PacketTrap MSP addresses critical challenges service providers face with their customer's networks including: traffic analysis, application and VoIP monitoring, as well as virtualization and private/public cloud management.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Premiered: 23 Aug 2011

Dell Software

Symantec IM Manager
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Symantec IM Manager 8.2 seamlessly manages, secures, logs, and archives corporate instant-messaging traffic with certified support for public and enterprise IM networks.
Posted: 15 Jun 2006 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

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

Microsoft

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

NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter - Free!
sponsored by Netwrix Corporation
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Active Directory change auditing is an important procedure for tracking unauthorized changes and errors to AD configurations. NetWrix AD Change Reporter automates the auditing process to promote both security and compliance.
Posted: 15 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 15 Jul 2010

Netwrix 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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