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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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Social Engineering White Papers (View All Report Types)
 
The Phishing Breakthrough Point
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Habits take time to form and become part of one's daily life – the same applies to being cyber street-smart about phishing prevention. Learn how to create a more effective phishing awareness training program through deeper analysis of the human landscape of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how dire an issue phishing and ransomware has become, and learn how to mitigate them effectively. Through vulnerability analysis, threat intelligence, good backup processes and, most importantly, common sense, you can reduce your organization's risk of infection down to zero percent.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Resetting Your Email Security Strategy
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Don't join the growing list of companies suffering multi-million dollar financial losses. Learn how the right mix of leadership and technology can help prevent attacks when you focus on ongoing education and training, use technology to detect potential phishing, and 4 more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

Mimecast

Security Teams Must Empower Employees to Prevent Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This informational report from Forrester addresses where security awareness is falling short and how you can revamp your security awareness programs to empower employees to protect themselves and your organization from phishing attacks. Learn how to help users protect themselves and your enterprise from these cybercrimes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Mimecast

First Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Benchmark Study of U.S. Companies
sponsored by ArcSight, an HP Company
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this benchmark study is twofold. First, we wanted to quantify the economic impact of a cyber attack. Second, we believed a better understanding of the cost of cyber crime will assist organizations in determining the appropriate amount of investment and resources needed to prevent or mitigate the devastating consequences of an attack.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

ArcSight, an HP Company

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defence-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Protecting the Windows Environment: A Blueprint for Small and Mid-sized Organizations
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many companies rely on a Microsoft® Windows® environment. But many fail to recognize the vulnerabilities in Windows based systems. Explore the challenges and learn about a strategy for mitigating risk without adding cost and complexity.
Posted: 25 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Symantec Corporation

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Top Six Risks of Employee Internet Use and How to Stop Them
sponsored by St. Bernard Software
WHITE PAPER: Due to the serious nature of many threats, the Internet use of even one unmonitored employee on a single unmanaged system can ravage a company’s internal network, irrevocably delete critical data, and ultimately ruin the company’s ability to conduct business. Read this white paper to learn how to protect your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 10 May 2010

St. Bernard Software

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec 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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