February 3, 2019 / GuidesFor Team
The recent KnowBe4 report stated that over 91 percent of successful security breaches were a result of lapses in social engineering. This is on top of the Business Continuity Institute 2018 Horizon Scan Report divulging that four of the top 10 threats that business leaders identified were the result of social engineering exploits. While there are many reasons that could expose a company to the risks of attacks and data breaches, the biggest contributor remains to be social engineering exploits of the staff.
Social engineering, according to TechTarget, is an attack vector that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves the manipulation of people to break normal security procedures to gain access to systems, networks, physical locations, for financial gain.
While there is a myriad of cyber attack solutions and gateways that could be put up, the best defense against these is to raise awareness and training people. – Crischellyn Abayon
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