What is Social Engineering? Should I Worry About It?

Summary: This 3-minute article discusses how social engineering hacks can steal your private data using fake emails, texts and websites. Also, it explains how you can get the proper cyber security in place for your SMB to help guard against social engineering cyberattacks. Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to schedule a security risk assessment and discuss social engineering prevention for your small to midsized business.

Social Engineering uses deceptive techniques to mislead people and trick them into divulging confidential data that cybercriminals can use for illegal purposes. There are many ways that hackers use social engineering to breach data:

Ironically, humans are the weak link in almost all cyberattacks. Hackers prey upon our trusting impulses to click on links, emails, and open attachments. Cybercriminals have learned that clever wording of texts and emails can prompt users to do all kinds of things, including disclosing private data and credentials. SMBs that take cyber security seriously might focus on the technical IT aspects of security. However, without company-wide cyber security awareness training to establish cyber security best practices, any user in your organization could open the door to a cyberattack.

Social Engineering Prevention

Small to midsized businesses often spend most of their budgets on operating their companies. However, with the enormous increase in remote access work, SMBs must focus more on cyber security as one of their top-line items. IT experts can help you prevent or reduce the incidence of costly social engineering cyberattacks. Professional IT security consulting is the best way to ensure you have the proper layers of cyber security in place to protect your SMB. With enough time and resources, the most prolific hackers can eventually breach most cyber protections. However, with robust cyber security in place, cyberattacks of all kinds can be spotted early, mitigated and contained before data is breached and extensive damage is done to your business network and all its endpoint devices. Unfortunately, the process of cyber protection has become too complex for amateurs. Many essential considerations are far beyond the expertise of the most tech-savvy users. Professional IT security consulting is the best way to protect your business fully.

DIGIGUARD Cyber Security is an IT security service specializing in cyber threat protection for small to midsized companies. In addition, DIGIGUARD can provide your SMB with powerful layers of security, making it more difficult for hackers to access your network. Therefore, your company’s data will be safer and less likely to be breached in the face of our expanding mobile work environment. But, as the FBI www.fbi.org has stated repeatedly, the best defense against a cyberattack is never to have one. Toward that goal, solid prevention and relentless monitoring, in tandem with swift mitigating responses to an attack, are essential protections in the face of escalating cyber criminality. Furthermore, DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber vulnerability and work with you to ensure you have the best network and data protection solutions for your business.

Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to schedule a cyber risk analysis to explore prevention strategies available to guard against deadly cyberattacks. In addition, find out how they can provide robust security protocols to protect your company’s hard-earned data.