Defending against social engineering attacks
A guide to protecting your business
Over time, as cybersecurity solutions have become more effective, low-effort, high-volume cyberattacks are no longer successful for bad actors. In 2021, Microsoft was able to block over 9.6 billion malware threats and more than 35.7 billion phishing emails.
This increase in effectiveness is in part due to the advancements in AI technology used within modern cybersecurity solutions. This allows them to stop zero-day exploits and reduce the chance of businesses falling victim to a variety of attacks.
However, as these low-effort attacks are no longer viable for cybercriminals, some have shifted their focus away from targeting technology to hacking humans. These are known as social engineering attacks.
In this blog, we will explore some key social engineering tactics, find out what is at risk if your business falls victim to one of these attacks, and what steps you can take to reduce your cyber risk.