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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 Reports
 
Your Security Sandbox Won't Catch it all: The Phishing Problem
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: Take a look at this webcast to uncover different types of email threats through various applications and what your organization can do to reduce your vulnerabilities against malware.
Posted: 04 Oct 2017 | Premiered: Oct 4, 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Your Guide to Mitigating Phishing Attacks
sponsored by PhishMe
WHITE PAPER: As one of the most persistent types of attacks, spear-phishing cannot be ignored. Discover the importance of implementing an incident response program that directly tackles phishing attacks.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

PhishMe

Netherlands: Internet Security Threat Profile in Numbers
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: Discover which company sizes amongst industries receive the most malware, phishing, and spam attacks.
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

5 Cyberthreats Healthcare IT Pros Must Tackle
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Defending your data against cyberthreats requires a multilayer defense. Check out this white paper to uncover the 5 critical cyberthreats of which IT healthcare professionals should be aware.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Mimecast

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

How Global Threat Intelligence Fits into a Security Strategy
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Before considering global threat intelligence services, there are some critical dangers that you may need to address closer to home. In this e-guide, Rob Shapland shares his advice on how simple tools like staff training and awareness can help prevent breaches from phishing attacks and more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

IBM

Measuring End User Susceptibility and Defenses Against Phishing Attacks with CORE Insight
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information about spear phishing and how to prepare your users and systems from falling for these targeted attacks being masked as trustworthy content.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Core Security Technologies

5 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Infection through Network Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Even though ransomware attacks are becoming more creative, getting back to the basics of network security could be the key to preventing future infections. In this e-guide, we explore 5 key steps for preventing ransomware attacks.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

IBM

Online Dating: Keeping Your Members Safe from Online Scams and Predators
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you understand what new and innovative techniques can be used to protect the reputation of your business, keep your members in a safe and trusted environment, while keeping the fraudsters out. Device fingerprinting helps identify the bad guys so sites can eliminate their accounts from the network once and for all.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

iovation, Inc.

Thawte in Education
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a number of trends accelerating the urgency of deploying SSL across distributed campuses and how this approach can ensure safety and security in higher educational networks.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.
 
 
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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