Cybersecurity Toolkit: Social Engineering Attacks

Cybersecurity Toolkit: Social Engineering Attacks

Updated Feb 04, 2020

Welcome to the “Cybersecurity Toolkit,” a series of video lessons designed to cover everything you need to know about keeping your workplace safe from cyberattacks. This lesson, “Cybersecurity: Social Engineering Attacks,” defines social engineering and its types and also provides advice on how to avoid it. This lesson describes the three common types of social engineering, four psychological factors that hackers leverage, and action steps for protecting yourself against a social engineering attack. After viewing this lesson, the learner should have an understanding of what social engineering attacks entail and they should also feel prepared to recognize and avoid attacks. Keywords: cyber security, cyber-security