Social engineering, for lack of a better term is basically a trick. It’s when an unsavory character is attempting to trick you into doing something, usually click on a weblink, which will unknowingly allow him to access your computer or files.
How do you prevent this scenario?
The best place to start with this is to understand what these attacks are in general, do your research and figure out the current types of phishing attempts that are being used.
See below for real attack this week…
An image of a real phishing attack sent to our accounting department.
One of the easiest ways is to verify the “From address.” When we did so it clearly does not match the actual address the hacker used.
Additionally, there is no logo or accurate information in the senders signature raising warning signs.
Ensure that proper policies are in place so that your employees have guidelines to follow in order to hopefully prevent a breach if everything is followed.
Finally, ensure that you have up to date antivirus and antimalware software and firewall hardware to protect your office.
There are FREE antivirus and antimalware kits downloadable right to your machine.