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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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Online Phishing
sponsored by Navex Global
WEBCAST: Through real world examples and quizzes throughout, learn how to spot phishing scams and enable your employees to do the same. Protect your organization from illegitimate emails with this short, interactive resource.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Navex Global

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


Podcast: Cutting Infrastructure Costs by Stopping Unwanted Mail at the Perimeter: Introduction to Stopping Unwanted Mail
sponsored by Sendmail, Inc.
PODCAST: This new Ask the Expert podcast series focuses on how businesses can significantly cut costs by modernizing their messaging infrastructure and stopping unwanted mail from ever touching it.
Posted: 03 Nov 2008 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2008

Sendmail, 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

Death and Taxes...and Hackers
sponsored by Imperva
VIDEO: View this video to learn about a tax scheme that is sweeping through the internet, and how to avoid falling victim to it.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 01 Apr 2011


Intel Core vPro Processor Family Animations: More Secure, Manageable, and Responsive
sponsored by Intel
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this animation, discover how a hardware-assisted approach to enterprise management can help you remotely secure your PC fleet. Learn how you can reduce deskside visits, boost energy efficiency, remotely protect corporate data from theft and loss, and more – click through now to get started.
Posted: 28 Dec 2012 | Premiered: 28 Dec 2012


The Custom Defense - Your Answer to APTs
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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

Your Data Center: Leveraging Cloud-like Agility and Economics
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VIDEO: Delve into the economic advantages of a cloud consumption model for your dedicated data center. You will learn about data center provisioning that simplifies your IT infrastructure with the speed, scalability and economics of the public cloud in the privacy of your data center.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 19 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Video: Fraudulent Invoice Email Prevention
sponsored by Agari
PRODUCT DEMO: Email security is integral to the smooth operation of pretty much any business. In this webcast, learn how to combat targeted attacks, spear-phishing, and disguised malicious emails dressed up to look and sound legitimate.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 19 Oct 2016

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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