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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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Guarding Against Next-Gen Spam/ Phishing Attacks
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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)

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How to prevent phishing attacks: User awareness and training
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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

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Spam Is Annoying. Targeted Attacks Are Deadly
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PODCAST: Join renowned security author Mike Cobb in this podcast as he shares valuable information regarding targeted attacks, including how they work, who's vulnerable, and how to defend yourself properly.
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Mar 29, 2013

Tripwire, Inc.

Sharing knowledge to tackle online banking fraud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that an information sharing service between national banking systems and law enforcement agencies could counteract online fraud.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

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Stepping Up the Battle Against Advanced Threats
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper which breaks down how application control is going to keep your endpoints secure in this changing IT threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

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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

Webroot

Information Security Magazine November 2009: Stay in Control
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EZINE: Unmanaged changes to IT systems and networks can recklessly increase risk to enterprises. The key is rolling out an accepted change management process, and sticking to it. Read this magazine and find out how a consistent change management process puts you in charge.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 16 Nov 2009

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 Safer web browsing in four steps
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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.

Data Sheet: Sunbelt Exchange Archiver
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
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

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.
 
 
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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