Cyber Security Articles & News

How Bots Can Be Used in Social Engineering Attacks

People are social and want to help others whenever possible but doing so in a digital work environment can allow bad actors to deceive unsuspecting individuals into providing access to sensitive information. When threat actors manipulate one of your employees into performing an action or giving information — the definition of social engineering — your entire organization could be at risk. 

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Dive Inside the Mind of a Hacker in Kevin Mitnick’s Book, The Art of Deception

Kevin Mitnick, founder of Mitnick Security, is known worldwide for his part in transforming the information security industry into what it is today. It’s hard to imagine that it all started with a kid who had unsupervised free time and an insatiable curiosity for magic tricks and the budding tech industry — but it did. Kevin grew up learning that tricking people in the form of social engineering and cybersecurity hacking was not only fun, it earned him attention and respect. 

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Common Hacking Techniques in 2022 and Predictions for 2023

Hacking techniques are ever-evolving, and it’s important to keep up with new threats. Threat actors are usually after two things from your business: data or money. Usually, they’re motivated by both, as uncovering a wealth of data can help them to cash in at the detriment of your business. 

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What Is a Social Engineering Attack — The Basics

Social engineering is one of the most popular techniques used in cybercrime today. In fact, Firewall Times reports that, “98% of cyber attacks involve some form of social engineering.” Why is social engineering effective against even the most secure organizations? It’s simple. Social engineering tactics take advantage of our inherent kindness and trusting nature to benefit the people-savvy hacker — the social engineer. 

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10 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs Penetration Testing

Suffering a data breach can be one of the most financially devastating events to happen to your organization — period. According to CNET, the data breach of T-Mobile in July of 2021 will cost the company $350 million dollars in payouts. 

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3 Results From Your Penetration Testing Report That May Surprise You

There are several steps you can take to protect your organization from threat actors, but how do you know if your cybersecurity posture is strong enough? Penetration testing — a simulated cyber attack performed by experts — is crucial when it comes to assessing your network’s vulnerabilities. 

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4 Steps for Successful Network Penetration Testing

Organizations are becoming more aware of cybersecurity threats, and are working to strengthen their security posture through routine scans and employee training. Unfortunately, reported data breaches increased by 14% during the first quarter of 2022 compared to last year. With threat actors becoming more bold, it’s crucial to understand where you stand against them through the use of network penetration tests.

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The Difference Between Internal and External Penetration Testing & When To Consider Both Options

Although routine scans and assessments are necessary to identify surface-level vulnerabilities, it’s crucial to get a holistic view of your organization’s security posture through in-depth testing. 

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Entering the Metaverse for Your Virtual Cyber Security Events

Virtual events can utilize virtual reality (VR) and the Metaverse so you can host a memorable event that also trains your attendees in all things cybersecurity. 

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Does Kevin Mitnick Still Hack?

Kevin Mitnick is best known for some of his earlier hacks on Motorola and other enterprise companies that earned him a spot on the FBI’s most wanted list. But contrary to the dark, low-brow cybercriminal the media and law enforcement portrayed him as, Kevin’s breaches were never carried out to cause harm. 

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