Social Engineering Attacks In Network Security

Social Engineering Attacks In Network Security

Social Engineering Attacks In Network Security




Social engineering attacks is the term used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. It uses psychological manipulation to trick users into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information.


Social engineering attacks happen in one or more steps. A perpetrator first investigates the intended victim to gather necessary background information, such as potential points of entry and weak security protocols, needed to proceed with the attack. Then, the attacker moves to gain the victim’s trust and provide stimuli for subsequent actions that break security practices, such as revealing sensitive information or granting access to critical resources.


. Recognise potential cyber risks.

#1 Highly sensitive data requires vigilant protection

–Attackers are becoming more sophisticated. Keep your Personally Identifiable which are data that can be used to uniquely identify you such as SSN, BVN, Full names, Birthday, Biometrics , Passport, ID, Credit Card, Phone No among others safe.

#2 Protect your company Proprietary data. Remember Data is the new gold.

#3 Follow industry-recognized Security Practices which must be incorporated into security practices. You need to create a security-minded workforce.

#4 Be proactive with your information. You need to always ask a question most especially Privacy related questions.

Social Engineering Attacks In Network Security

#5 Be suspicious of any email text, or voice message requesting sensitive information or financial transaction.

#6 Hover over all hyperlinks before clicking, to confirm they are from a legitimate source.

#7 Use multi-step verification that requires a unique security code for authenticating the system.

#8 Ensure your browser, mobile devices, and computer systems are updated with the most recent patches. 

#9 Never reuse a password across multiple accounts and devices. 

#10 FOllow company policy. If you don’t know. Ask. 




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