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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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Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

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Maturing Your DLP Strategy for Today’s Threats
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EGUIDE: Social networks have become a new avenue to cybercriminals today, using social engineering to exploit systems and data. In this expert resource, uncover how social networking is impacting data loss prevention (DLP) strategies and explore eight key questions to ask your vendor to help mature your DLP solution.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

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The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
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WHITE PAPER: This resource details the current state of targeted attacks and explores why putting an effective defensive strategy in place is so critical. View now to uncover the effects of these potentially disastrous attacks and what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

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Threatsaurus: The A-Z of Computer and Data Security Threats
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BOOK: Whether you're an IT professional, use a computer at work, or just browse the internet, this book is for you. We tell you the facts about the threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

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Study commissioned by Webroot: Web Threats Expose Businesses to Data Loss
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WHITE PAPER: Eight in 10 companies experienced web-borne attacks in 2012. Don't be part of the statistic! Read this research paper to learn about the current state of web layer security in organizations today and learn what you should do to stay protected.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 06 May 2013

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Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a four phase approach for effectively managing the risks and costs associated with the corporate use of IM. Learn more about how this four phase approach can help your company establish an effective IM usage policy.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

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Death and Taxes...and Hackers
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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

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Nationwide Foils Phishers with Markmonitor: Financial Services Giant Achieves ROI with Antiphishing Solutions in Three Months
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CASE STUDY: Nationwide Building Society, a leading financial institution, has seen a dramatic increase in phishing attacks. By using MarkMonito's AntiPhishing solutions they've been able to quickly shut down phishing sites, saving thousands of pounds per month.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 09 Oct 2008

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Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
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WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

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The Bot Threat
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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

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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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