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 naiveté, goodwill, professional courtesy, and hesitance to question others to gain information.
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