Social engineering is the malicious act of tricking or manipulating people into divulging something. Often, that ‘something’ is personal data in the form of bank accounts, login credentials, passwords, and other personally identifiable information (PII) that can be useful to a hacker. Armed with this information, cybercriminals can inflict an incredible amount of damage before the victim is even aware that they’ve been targeted – certainly well before any traditional security software can be effective.
Social engineering attacks are successful in part because they target the weakest link in the security chain –human beings. As we’ve stated before and often, corporate security is only as strong as the weakest link, and people are often susceptible to these phishing attacks because they are sophisticated and masked well. They can be email based (looking like they are coming from a friend or trusted source) or non-email based, like some we’ve covered recently:
- Basic phishing
- Spear phishing
Threat actors today are specifically targeting the human attack surface because it’s the weakest link. And, while corporate training surely helps, and traditional software and security approaches are certainly effective to a degree, it’s critical today to think in terms of real-time phishing threat detection. It’s these sophisticated zero-hour phishing attacks that effectively evade traditional multi-level security controls in place at most organizations.
What are these new types of social engineering techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs)? And how can organizations protect themselves if they can’t be detected in time for prevention?
These are the questions that organizations today need answers to.
Join SlashNext Founder & CEO – Atif Mushtaq – and CMO – Jan Liband – for a must-see webinar about real-time phishing threat intelligence on Wednesday, March 27th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. In just a short 30-minutes, you’ll have a better understanding of zero-hour social engineering threats and what you can do to protect your organization and employees. You will learn about:
- What TTPs are being employed for the new generation of evasive phishing threats
- What existing phishing threat intelligence feeds are missing and what needs to be considered
You will also see benefits and use cases for real-time phishing protection and threat intelligence.
To register for this can’t miss webinar here.