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Social Engineering

This article outlines the threats posed by social engineering attacks, and the role they play in cyber-attacks and cyber security. It defines social engineering and describes some of the techniques and methods used by real-world adversaries. Several case studies are included, covering various types of phishing attack, telephone-based social engineering and in-person, or physical attacks. This article also describes some common steps that organisations can take to reduce the risks posed by social engineering.

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Oct 21, 2016

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