Friday, July 5, 2013

Combat social engineering attacks with these mantras

Author: Nitin Bhatnagar

Social engineering refers to the infringement of organizational security by influencing employees into exposing confidential information. Its main tool is the use of psychological tricks to attain an employee’s trust, instead of technical practices. Social engineering comprises frauds such as obtaining a password by acting as an employee or leveraging social media platforms to identify new employees and trap them into providing customer critical information. It also includes many other efforts that breach security by achieving trust. Such breaches can prove deadly in Indian organizations.