Social engineering: a big corporative security challenge

Taneski, Nenad and Naumovski, Toni and Odjakov, Ferdinand (2018) Social engineering: a big corporative security challenge. Documentation. MOD, Belgrade.

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The human approach, often social engineering termed, is very present in the era of modern business and globalization. In other words, social engineering is referred to as ‘human hacking’. It uses trickery and deception to take advantage of human behaviour. The globalization has changed the structure and pace of corporate life and the malicious activities are used to breach the information security defences of the corporations. It is perhaps the most powerful tool that harmed corporations and it is based on the plethora acts of unfair business competition. Social engineers use different manipulating technics to accomplish the goals, so the most popular guidelines for internet interaction are: ‘be suspicious of pop-up warnings’; ‘don’t use the same password for multiple applications or websites. Ensure they are a mix of letters and numbers and change them often’. There are multiple ways to combat social engineering attacks and one is Public Key Infrastructure -PKI. This paper analyses the social engineering as a big corporative security challenge. The focus is on the categories of the social engineering and paper highlights the importance of providing key information security capabilities, by using PKI. The paper is intended to cover the challenges of social engineering and should provoke additional discussion and research.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: social engineering, PKI, phishing, corporation, security.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Nenad Taneski
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 08:13
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 08:13

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