When it comes to keeping your data and network protected from cyber criminals, you need both technical and non-technical layers of security. One without the other won’t do and in fact, they’re better together. Cybersecurity awareness training is the best non-technical way to defend against intrusions due to human error, poor judgment, or plain lack of knowledge, but you can improve your human line of defense when you combine technical and non-technical security tactics.
Phishing. Pronounced the same as “fishing” and works in pretty much the same way. Some kind of bait is used to lure the target closer until it bites. Most likely you’ve seen graphics that portray an analogy between “phishing” and “fishing” with a credit card and a fishing hook.
In a world where 90% of cyber attacks utilize social engineering to exploit human weakness and bring about errors in judgment, it makes sense that beefing up the security skills of computer users would decrease cyber criminal success. Secure behavior can be taught yet many organizations still struggle with getting everyone to understand their responsibility for security.
It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary if you were notified that an employee who had been let go was filing an unemployment claim. But if that claim concerned an employee who was still happily employed, you’d know that there was a problem. And if that employee was actually the president and owner of the company, you’d know for sure that someone was trying to commit unemployment insurance fraud.