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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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2015 Information Security Trends: What's Next?
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webinar examines what information security and threat analysts can expect in 2015. Topics will include using threat intelligence before and after data breaches, information sharing, the Internet of Things, and the role of the CISO.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Feb 26, 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

How Bad Can Adversaries Get?: Examining the Hacker's Evolution Over Time
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: This webcast examines how hackers are evolving their techniques to achieve their goals faster and undetected, as well as the top 10 attacks they're using. Learn how a risk-based approach prioritizes vulnerabilities differently than the "high, medium, low" strategy and why it's imperative to make the switch.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: May 6, 2015

WhiteHat Security

The Social Enterprise: Tips for Helping Enterprises Collaborate Securely
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Join Caleb Barlow, Director of Data and Mobile Security at IBM, as he reveals from a security perspective, what users need to do to protect your own person and business against malicious phishing attacks. Also learn about the strategies and policies you can put in place to secure your business and social devices.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 14 Mar 2014


Operation Clandestine Wolf: A Successful Zero-Day Attack Examined
sponsored by FireEye
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the anatomy of the attack on an Adobe Flash Player vulnerability, and how APT3, the cybercrime group conducting it, achieved success in breaking through security.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Jun 24, 2015


Simplified Network Security  in 90 Seconds
sponsored by OpenDNS
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how to protect users on any device in any location from today's top network security threats such as malware and phishing attacks.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2012


The Custom Defense - Your Answer to APTs
sponsored by Trend Micro
VIDEO: Explore an innovative new technology available to help your organization combat potentially disastrous advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2013

Trend Micro

An Introduction to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) & Internet Single Sign-On
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
VIDEOCAST: Check out this videocast to learn about Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML): what it is, how it works, and why it's important.
Posted: 11 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 11, 2009

Ping Identity Corporation

TechTalk: Stop Malware at the Web Gateway
sponsored by BlueCoat
WEBCAST: Safeguarding your data from malware and other Web threats takes a layered approach. In this TechTalk webinar Blue Coat Technical Marketing Engineers will lead a discussion on how the Blue Coat ProxyAV works with the ProxySG to create a community-watch based security.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2009


This Month in the Threat Webscape -- August 2009
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
VIDEO: The Websense Security Labs Team provides a review of threats occurring during the month of August 2009. Highlighted is the massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Twitter, Google Blogger, LiveJournal, and Facebook centered around 1 person: Cyxymu, a pro-Georgia blogger who is an active critic of Moscow's politics.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Premiered: 08 Sep 2009

Websense, Inc.

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
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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