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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
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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

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Beta
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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

Best for Business: Security and Manageability on the Chip
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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

Online Demo - Vulnerability Management & Policy Compliance Overview
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
SOFTWARE DEMO: Take a multimedia tour of QualysGuard, the Web-based Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance solution that pinpoints network vulnerabilities before hackers have a chance to exploit them.
Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 09 Apr 2007

Qualys, Inc.

Online Trial: Rational System Architect
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Try IBM® Rational® System Architect® V11.3, which enables business managers and IT professionals to plan, model, and execute changes to improve their business strategy and process as well as the IT systems and infrastructure that support them, enabling successful enterprise planning and transformation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 04 Nov 2009

IBM

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Trialware
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Posted: 21 May 2014 | Premiered: 21 May 2014

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Intel vPro technology resource kit
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Posted: 31 Dec 2012 | Premiered: 18 May 2012

Intel

Symantec Protection Suite Challenge
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SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this demo to take Symantec's Protection Suite Challenge and see how your network security stacks up so you can focus on your business.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 28 Jul 2009

Symantec Corporation

What’s New with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1
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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

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
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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: 14 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro
 
 
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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