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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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How to prevent phishing attacks: User awareness and training
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses the anatomy of a spear phishing attack as well as best practices on how to reduce the threat of spear phishing.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Device and Data Protection - Part 3
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WEBCAST: This webcast outlines how to protect workspaces with three easy steps to malware prevention. Learn about security tools that are designed to keep unauthorized users out of your data and business by combining leading software and hardware protection.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 24, 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Information Security Breaches Survey 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Security breaches cost large businesses an average of £850,000, the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey reveals.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

The state of email trust in 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Email security improved in 2014 but most companies still haven't done enough to protect their customers from phishing attacks, this study from Agari reveals.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Five Network Security Threats and How to Protect Your Business
sponsored by Qwest Communications
WHITE PAPER: Threats abound in today’s corporate networks. Keeping your enterprise and its assets secure requires a proactive security strategy. Discover the five most costly network security threats and see how you can protect your business with a layered security approach.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 25 Aug 2010

Qwest Communications

Improving Enterprise Email Security: Systems and Tips
sponsored by Agari
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details systems that can help improve your email security and tips on how to keep it secure.
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 | Published: 04 Oct 2013

Agari

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

Presentation Transcript: How Google Tackles IT Security and What You Can Learn from It
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Today's computing environment demands IT attention to a wide range of security issues. Learn from security practitioners at Google who are on the frontlines of fighting spam, malware and phishing for Google Apps users, securing identity management in hosted web apps and monitoring the network, detecting intrusion and responding to incidents.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

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.

Presentation Transcript: How Google Tackles IT Security and What You Can Learn from It
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Today's computing environment demands IT attention to a wide range of security issues. Learn from security practitioners at Google who are on the frontlines of fighting spam, malware and phishing for Google Apps users, securing identity management in hosted web apps and monitoring the network, detecting intrusion and responding to incidents.
Posted: 04 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Google Apps
 
 
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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