Social Engineering

Even though security measures' effectiveness to protect sensitive information increases, humans have a natural tendency to trust other people. Social engineering attacks target this weakness by using various manipulation techniques to gain access to sensitive information. The decrease in personal interaction, combined with many communication tools, creates new attack vectors for social engineering attacks. Phishing emails, CEO frauds, pretexting calls, and physical intrusions are on the rise and continuously in the news. Combined with zero-day-exploits, they become a dangerous weapon that is often used by advanced persistent threat actors.