Social engineering happens when a hacker uses manipulation, influence or deception to get another person to release information or to perform some sort of action that benefits them. “Essentially it just comes down to tricking people into breaking normal security procedures such as divulging a password,” writes the Microsoft Secure Blog staff.
To learn how to implement strong security policies and build a security-aware culture to help protect your organization from social engineering risks, check out the “Insider’s Guide to Social Engineering,” a free, downloadable e-book. It includes prevention strategies and tools to spot suspicious actions.
To learn more, visit the Microsoft Secure Blog.
Microsoft News Center Staff