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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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Smart Strategies To Protect Your Email From Phishing and CEO Fraud
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WEBCAST: Join cybersecurity and info tech pros Howard Cohen and Orlando Scott-Cowley as they reveal how cybercriminals and employees alike increase the efficacy of phishing attacks, as well as strategies to prevent your email from these attacks.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Premiered: Jan 11, 2017

Mimecast

10 Tips to Stay Safe Against Ransomware and Advanced Threats
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WHITE PAPER: Your organization, no matter the size or industry, is now a target for ransomware, phishing, and advanced persistent threats. But there's a lot you can do to reduce the risk. Download this white paper now and discover 10 tips for preventing these attacks.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

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Top Benefits of Symantec Protection Suite
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WHITE PAPER: Anti-virus is not enough to protect your organization. Symantec now offers multi-layered protection from endpoint to gateway in the new Symantec Protection Suite. Download this paper to find out 10 reasons that this new product suite is the one you can trust for your organization.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

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Web Threats: Challenges and Solutions
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to better understand Web threats and their impacts, as well as why conventional methods fail to protect against these threats and the characteristics of a new approach required to ensure security, regulatory compliance, and business continuity.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

Social Engineering: Hacking People, Not Machines
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WHITE PAPER: Hackers are often portrayed as technical geniuses plying their trade through the use of complex computer code. But gaining access to a computer can be as simple as fooling someone into a revealing a password. Read this paper to learn more about social engineering threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Who Is Fighting Phishing: An Overview of the Phishing Lifecycle and the Entities Involved
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the lifecycle of a phishing attack and how different entities--including third-party take down services and law enforcement--are involved in the process of disabling phishing sites.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 09 Oct 2008

MarkMonitor

Beyond Spam - Email Security in the Age of Blended Threats
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WHITE PAPER: In this paper, explore the new threat reality, including the tactics and designs cyber criminals are using today and uncover some of the next generation technologies that can help mitigate these threats.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012

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Data Sheet: Sunbelt Exchange Archiver
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DATA SHEET: This white paper explains how a comprehensive email archiving approach can help administrators relieve storage pressures off Exchange servers and streamline backup while achieving compliance with regulations.
Posted: 30 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Sunbelt Software

An Introduction to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) & Internet Single Sign-On
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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

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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
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WHITE PAPER: This Internet Security Threat Report details the issues related to online fraud and examines current trends in the internet security landscape. Read this paper today and learn about the future of internet attacks and what to expect in the coming years.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

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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