Technique of Social Engineering Prevention

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Social Engineering Prevention

The most effective way to prevent damage from social engineering attacks is to educate users. User must be able to recognize and respond to these attacks properly.

  • Users should not automatically believe everything they see, hear, or read, particularly on the Internet.
  • Organizations should implement security policies and train users to follow them.
  • Users should report possible attacks.
  • Users should not give out passwords over the phone or in email.
  • Users should not comply with phone or email requests for personal or company information or access to company resources.
  • Users should transfer phone callers who make unusual requests to a system operator.
  • And, above all, users must employ common sense. If anything sounds forced, too good to be true, or otherwise unusual, it is best to err on the side of caution.

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Figure: Social engineering prevention.

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