The weakest link in every security posture is always the human element, which is a problem because the core asset of every business is its people. It is that human factor that makes social engineering such a significant, difficult to manage problem.
The term “social engineering” incorporates any and all human-intelligent interactions that are designed to elicit an involuntary or unconscious response that serves the social engineer’s need. In many cases, this means that social engineering is conducted to elicit sensitive/private information or induce end users or enterprises to adopt a certain set of behaviors.
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