Digital threats aren't the only issue facing information security professionals seeking to protect their organizations. Some of the most dangerous risks come from the human threat of social engineering. These are also some of the hardest threats to protect against.In this video, learn what social engineering attacks are and the seven reasons that they are effective.
- [Narrator] Digital threats aren't the only issue…facing information security professionals…seeking to protect their organizations.…Some of the most dangerous risks…come from the human side of social engineering.…These are also some of the hardest threats…to protect against.…Social engineering attacks use psychological tricks…to manipulate people into performing an action…or divulging sensitive information…that undermines the organization security.…For example, an attacker posing as a help desk technician,…might use social engineering to trick a user…into revealing his or her password over the telephone.…
Essentially, social engineering attacks…are the online version of running a con.…There are six main reasons…that social engineering attacks are successful.…These include authority entrust,…intimidation, consensus and social proof,…scarcity, urgency, and familiarity and liking.…Let's dig into each of these a little bit more.…Countless psychological experiments…have shown that people will listen and defer…to someone who is conveying an air of authority.…
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