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How Can Social Engineering Training Work Effectively?

I just read the blog post How Can Social Engineering Training Work Effectively? It is a nice read, seeing that threats today are getting more complex. It isn’t just social engineering we need to worry about, it is the persistant threat of what is happening. For example, if someone calls you up asking for a number, but yet your gut knows they shouldn’t have it, you shouldn’t give it. Thats social engineering. They want it for a purpose. They want it to be able to either call and harass them, or to do harm to them. You can listen to what they have to say, but overall, you need to have the right decision made. Thats just on a personal level. The business level is much more complicated than this example. There is more at steak in regards to company secrets, source code, company directories, etc. which can play a part in to an attack. In my case, someone wanted a phone number to someone I knew. I do not give out personal information about anyone unless that person tells me it is OK to do so.

On my books podcast I am making sure that members are anonymous if they wish. One podcast, someone said I could keep their first name (i.E. Jared from California) in the audio, and text, but they did not want to provide contact information to members. This person is a Philmore Productions customer who said yes to publishing the review, and no to having information published on how to contact them which includes their Philmore Voice mail number. My technology podcast (as time allows) is more of a public podcast, but we would allow you to use a different name which you go by if you wish and all of that is discussed before the podcast is taped. A lot of people don’t understand how giving out information whether personal or business can hurt someone. I can understand, and i want to help where I can. The article linked here is more for business, but I did want to mention here that it is not just a business problem. Please be careful out there, and do what is right in your gut, or your heart. Don’t be forced to put out information you don’t want out there. Once done, it is hard to undue.

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How Can Social Engineering Training Work Effectively? was released on August 24, 2013 at 9:06 am by tech in article commentary.
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