By Amos Aesoph, Xigent CISO
Ninety percent of all cyberattacks involve social engineering, the art of manipulating or influencing your employees to gain control over your organization’s computer system. Cybercriminals look for opportunities to motivate you to open an attachment, click a link, or take some sort of action that allows them to breach your security.
While new tactics emerge from day to day, certain common traits can serve as red flags that you may be targeted in a scam. According to Xigent’s partner KnowBe4, simply asking yourself four questions can help you identify social engineering. If the answer is yes to any of the following, be suspicious:
One of the best ways to cut the effectiveness of social engineering with your employees is to educate them on the latest tactics and threats being used by cybercriminals. Effective training can help transform your employees from your biggest security liability to your first line of defense against social engineering.
Xigent consultants can help you assess your organization’s operations and security practices and create a multi-layered security program, including training, that meets your unique needs.Get a Security Assessment