Increasing Information Security Inside Organizations Through Awareness Learning for Employees

Social Engineering is the use of non-technical means to gain unauthorized access to information or systems. Instead of using vulnerabilities and exploit scripts, the hacker uses human nature. Social Engineering provides the potential for the most complete penetration of a target, but it does take time and talent. Generally, it is only used by hackers who are targeting a specific organization. Social Engineering is represented as in ability of building improper trust relationships with people who are working inside the organization to get unauthorized access privileges or gaining sensitive information such as (usernames, passwords, and personal identification codes(PINS)) which are needed to gain unauthorized access/see the organization's systems and information.

Provided by: JATIT Topic: Security Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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