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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

SQL Compliance Manager: Go beyond traditional auditing approaches with real-time monitoring
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: DBAs are tasked with the monumental job of providing an accurate audit trail of SQL Server activities and auditing sensitive data. SQL compliance manager goes beyond traditional approaches with its real-time monitoring and auditing of all data access, updates, data structure modifications and changes to security permissions. Take a test drive now.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 22 Jul 2014

Idera

ESET: Threat Center
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PRODUCT DEMO: IT managers need new solutions to combat ever changing threats to their security. ESET’s Internet Threat Map app shows you a map of global Infection rates, based on our daily analysis of over 100,000 samples of malware of all types.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 02 Sep 2010

ESET

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

Join SafeNet Authentication Free Trial
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Experience low-maintenance and low-cost authorization controls by downloading your free 30-day trial of SafeNet Authentication Service, a cloud-based solution featuring token and self-service capabilities.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 10 Jan 2014

SafeNet Asia Ltd

HP Network Automation 9.00 Evaluation
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: HP Network Automation software tracks, regulates, and automates configuration and software changes across globally distributed, multi-vendor networks.
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 16 Jul 2010

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

AlienVault Unified Security Management: Complete Security Visibility
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Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 17 Jul 2013

AlienVault

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
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Posted: 21 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

CA eHealth Performance Manager Demo
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PRODUCT DEMO: Download this demo to learn how you can proactively monitor performance of data and voice networks, physical and virtual systems, environmentals, databases and client/server applications across IT, all from one interface, before your business is negatively impacted.
Posted: 23 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 23 Oct 2009

CA Technologies.

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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