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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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Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Guarding Against Next-Gen Spam/ Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
WEBCAST: This Webcast examines state-of-the-art defenses in email attacks and looks specifically at the technological and management requirements facing these new threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

Symantec Corporation

Intel Core vPro Processor Family Animations: More Secure, Manageable, and Responsive
sponsored by Intel
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this animation, discover how a hardware-assisted approach to enterprise management can help you remotely secure your PC fleet. Learn how you can reduce deskside visits, boost energy efficiency, remotely protect corporate data from theft and loss, and more – click through now to get started.
Posted: 28 Dec 2012 | Premiered: 28 Dec 2012

Intel

Cisco Spam & Virus Blocker Frees Up Hours and Inboxes for Small Businesses
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Spam email continues to be a big problem, even for small businesses. LUNAR, a product development consulting firm, had a major spam problem despite having just 50 employees. They found relief with Cisco's Spam and Virus Blocker. This case study details how LUNAR and other small businesses implemented and then benefited from this Cisco software.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, 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.

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

A Monthly Online Fraud Report from the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center Phishing Repository
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
ANALYST REPORT: Each month the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) - a 24x7 war room that detects, monitors, tracks and shuts down phishing, pharming and Trojan attacks worldwide - issues an intelligence report that spotlights a new trend in online fraud and also provides the latest statistics and analyses of global phishing trends.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 19 Feb 2009

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

An Introduction to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) & Internet Single Sign-On
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
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

Ping Identity 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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