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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

2012 Security Outlook
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from the Corporate Executive Board, based on extensive research with Chief Information Security Officers, identifies the top 10 security imperatives for 2012.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The very best anti-spam solutions today de­liver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Check out this white paper to see how enterprises can defend themselves with a comprehensive and adaptive anti-spam solution such as the Proofpoint Protection Suite.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
sponsored by Trend Micro
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

Trend Micro

Beyond Spam - Email Security in the Age of Blended Threats
sponsored by EdgeWave
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

EdgeWave

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

The Custom Defense - Your Answer to APTs
sponsored by Trend Micro
VIDEO: Explore an innovative new technology available to help your organization combat potentially disastrous advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2013

Trend Micro

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.

 Safer web browsing in four steps
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Accessing the web poses enormous risks, yet you can’t afford to be isolated from the internet and its resources. This white paper examines the latest web threats, and recommends four best practices and a layered approach that enables your users while also protecting your organization’s endpoints, network and data.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Keeping Networks safe from Social Networking
sponsored by BlueCoat
EGUIDE: Social Networking has provided attackers with an innovative way to gain information from within your corporate networks. This expert E-Guide will provide you with the information needed to keep your organization safe from the threats of social networking.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

BlueCoat
 
 
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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