Social engineering a key element in protecting against human threats in the digital age


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January 9, 2023

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Social engineering a key element of protection against human threats in the digital age

Information and data security is becoming increasingly complex. In this context, there is a growing threat from not only advanced computer attacks, but also from human behavior. As a human-centered service, social engineering plays a key role in identifying, preventing and managing risks associated with social activities in the context of cybersecurity.

What is a social engineering service?

Social engineering service is an approach that analyzes human behavior in the context of information security. It draws on psychology, sociology and other social sciences to understand how people react to different situations and what factors influence security decision-making. Sociotechnics focuses on identifying threats related to human activities, such as manipulation, fraud, violations of security policies, breaches of confidentiality, and phishing for confidential information.

The role of the social engineering service in protecting against human threats

  1. Education and awareness: the social engineering service plays a key role in educating employees about the dangers of social engineering. Organizations conduct training, workshops and awareness campaigns to help employees understand the techniques used by cybercriminals to better defend against them.

  2. Penetration testing: A social engineering service can include penetration testing, which allows organizations to identify what types of social engineering can be used to attack their infrastructure and personnel. This allows you to identify security gaps and take appropriate countermeasures.

  3. Behavior monitoring: The social engineering service can help monitor employee behavior and identify suspicious activity that may indicate attempted social engineering attacks. With the right tools and data analysis, threats can be addressed quickly.

  4. Detecting fraud and scammers: Sociotechnicians are able to recognize various techniques used by scammers to manipulate and defraud. This allows organizations to effectively defend themselves against fraud attempts.

  5. Security Culture: A social engineering service can help build a security culture in an organization where employees understand the importance of information security and are committed to following security policies and procedures.

With proper education, behavior monitoring, penetration testing and fraud detection, organizations can effectively defend against social engineering and minimize the risk of human factor incidents. Introducing a social engineering service helps build a culture of security, which is essential in the dynamic and ever-changing world of cyber threats.