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Protect yourself from social engineering

Social engineering, in the context of information security, is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. This is a type of confidence trick for the purpose of vital information gathering. It is a term that describes a non-technical attack that relies on human interaction and tricking people to break normal security procedures. Criminals have been using social engineering tactics because it is comparatively easier that other attacks. The most important thing you can do to prevent being socially engineered yourself is to always be as vigilant as you can and being aware of common tricks puts you one step ahead of the game. Just to give you an idea of how easy it is to obtain someone’s password, watch this video.

Abu Sadeq is currently the Founder and CEO at Zartech where his mission is to empower organizations to obtain greater cybersecurity maturity. Abu is a certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and has a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has diverse industry experience in Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Telecom, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, and Consumer Goods. Abu has extensive experience in creating strategies and plans that define IT/Security operational excellence. Abu is also the creator of Cyberator® a sophisticated cybersecurity, governance, risk, and compliance solution.