Social Engineering

Employees' loose lips can sink your company network

destroy property, whether tangible or intellectual. Crackers aren’t necessarily gifted technologically, but they use technology as a means to an end.

  • Hacker: The term refers to a person who enjoys learning the details of programming systems just for the sake of doing so; they often quietly advise the owner of a compromised site or network where vulnerabilities lay. Though unauthorized access is illegal, hackers distance themselves from those who invade systems to steal or destroy.
  • Social Engineer: Akin to a con man or other sociopath, the social engineer manipulates people to gain access to systems. Rather than depending solely on technological prowess, he or she relies on people’s naivet├ę, goodwill, professional courtesy, and hesitance to question others to gain information.
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