Cyber Security
Weekly Security Tips

Weekly Security Tip: What is Social Engineering?

Why are cyber scams so effective? It comes down to social engineering tactics that successful cybercriminals have mastered.

In this week’s security tip video, learn some common social engineering tactics used by cybercriminals and some of the red flags you should look out for.

Quick Tips

  • Watch out for threatening language during phone calls and emails.
  • Offering prizes or free gifts is a common social engineering tactic.
What is an Employee Secure Score (ESS)?
Think of the ESS like a credit rating for how secure you are. The lower the ESS the more likely you are to fall for a scam, phishing attack or be a victim of a data breach. The higher the ESS the more likely you are to spot scams and defend against data breaches.To learn how to improve your ESS, open or paste the link into your browser to watch a short video:  https://player.vimeo.com/video/275662303

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