Even we lock down our devices, establish network security and encrypt our e-mails we are still vulnerable to Phishing and Social engineering attacks. Recently there is news about Phishing and Social Engineering vulnerabilities with latest Justice departments Indictments related to DNC hacks.
In our “Think before your click” How to video our ambassador Sahas Gelli talks about Social engineering. In the context of information security, Social engineering refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.