Social engineering is an attack vector that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves manipulating people into breaking normal security procedures and best practices in order to gain access to systems, networks or physical locations, or for financial gain.
Threat actors use social engineering techniques to conceal their true identities and motives and present themselves as a trusted individual or information source. The objective is to influence, manipulate or trick users into giving up privileged information or access within an organization.
This post from the SoS Daily News takes a look at how cyber criminals are upping their efforts through email to gain access to your company without employees ever suspecting that they’ve been scammed. Read the full article here.