As more people have been working from home or other locations that aren’t a physical office in the last couple of years, you may have heard there’s also been a spike in spam and phishing attempts.
Sometimes called the art of human hacking, social engineering is a type of attack where people are manipulated, influenced, or deceived into giving access to sensitive data and computer networks.
There are all sorts of different organisations in the world, doing all sorts of different work, but one thing they have in common is the humans that make up their teams.
Cyber security is a vast and sometimes overwhelming subject, and it can be a fine line between knowing how to stay safe online and not turning yourself into a ball of worry.
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Social engineering is a particularly wily way to attack someone.
This type of attack plays on people being people, with all our different motivations, behaviours, and social expectations. Social engineers appeal to our emotions, our sense of urgency, and sometimes even our desire to be a good person.