Cyber Health Check: Social Engineering Preparedness
The human component of cyber security is the weakest link in protecting your organization against external threats. Recently, social engineering attacks have become the most prevalent type of threat within reported cyber breaches.
Social engineering is a malicious activity in which bad actors produce items such as false emails with the intent to persuade the recipient to unwittingly perform an action; for example, releasing sensitive information, and/or clicking links which unknowingly plants malware on the network. Cyber schemes continue to evolve, become more sophisticated and harder to spot.
AAFCPAs’ IT Security Specialists designed a short 2-minute quiz to assist clients in assessing your social engineering vulnerability. Clients are encouraged to utilize this resource in discussions with your IT services group.