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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

GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 8
sponsored by GFI Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 8 is a network vulnerability management solution that scans the network and performs over 15,000 vulnerability assessments. It identifies all possible security threats and provides tools to patch and secure networks.
Posted: 19 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 19 Apr 2007

GFI Software

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

IBM

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

ESET Online Scanner
sponsored by ESET
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ESET Online Scanner is designed only to detect and remove threats via on-demand scan and is not a permanent proactive antivirus solution. To receive complete proactive protection, get a free custom business trial and find out why IT pros worldwide recommend ESET for server-to-endpoint security.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2011

ESET

IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this software demo to see how the IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack works in conjunction with Lotus Domino and other applications to provide excellent collaboration capabilities and numerous other benefits.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

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

Innovators Demo Part II - Your Collaboration Destiny Continues
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: Embark on this interactive journey with the Innovators agents. They clearly show you how to think differently, act differently, communicate and collaborate in new ways - even while on the move - making you and your team more productive and connected.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Premiered: 17 Jun 2010

IBM

Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
sponsored by Microsoft
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ISA Server 2006 from Microsoft helps protect your IT environment from Internet-based threats while providing your users with fast and secure remote access to applications and data.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 25 Sep 2006

Microsoft

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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