IT Security & Social Engineering

Most of us are aware of Viruses, Malware or Ransomware which are malicious programs designed to infiltrate your computers, company servers or data. The common defence is to use strong passwords, 2-step authentication and anti-virus programs.

A less known but equally serious way of infiltrating company systems is through "social engineering" - which relies on human psychological manipulation into performing actions or divulging confidential information. The best defence against social engineering is education.

I encourage you to take 10-11 minutes to watch the following short videos - in order to educate yourself on the basics of IT security.

What is Social Engineering? (2:04)

What is Phishing? (1:51)

What is Email Fraud? (2:17)

What is Ransomware (3:00)

What is Malware (2:00)

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