[2-minute read] According to the CEO Magazine, "Prevention is better than the cure for cybersecurity because the costs of a successful attack can be astronomical, even if it is mitigated quickly." Although this article is targeting the corporate world, this is also relatable in our personal lives. Imagine you are a victim of a phishing wherein the phisherman was able to access your bank account.
[4-minute read] We have shared Social Engineering information from our Human Firewall Tips number 7 to 9. Now on this version of #humanfirewalltipoftheday, we are sharing what are the common Social Engineering Indicators (SEI). SEI are signs or red flags that you are potentially getting scammed or tricked into doing something that you are not even aware of until you learned about the after effect.
[3-minute read] One of the social engineering techniques that we have discussed in Human Firewall Tip # 7 is Phishing. Imagine, an attacker or a "phisher-man" sends thousands of emails across. Once the phishing email is successfully sent out, it is a matter of waiting game until someone fell into the "trap" which is either malicious link was clicked or downloaded a malware-infected attachment. As a simple analogy, this is one (phisher-man) to many (potential victims with email addresses).
[2-minute read] The Human Firewall Tip is about women and social engineering. This is about sharing awareness on common social engineering tactics used for a successful take over of your account, system or even your data. This is a perfect time to share this awareness as we celebrate International Women's Day today.
[2-minute read] Social engineering is the art of deception. This is "hacking the people's mind" to perform or do something like share confidential data, download a malware-infected assessment or worst is to send money to the attacker.