7 Tips on how you can protect yourself.
What are social engineering scams and how can I avoid them? Social engineering scams are tactics used by cybercriminals to trick individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that compromise security. These scams often use psychological manipulation and rely on the trust and emotions of the target. Here are some tips to help you avoid social engineering scams:
- Be skeptical: Be wary of unsolicited requests for personal or financial information, even if they appear to come from a trusted source.
- Verify the identity of the sender: Verify the identity of the sender before providing any information or performing any actions.
- Do not trust unexpected requests: Do not trust unexpected requests for personal or financial information, even if they appear to come from a trusted source.
- Use strong passwords: Use strong and unique passwords for all of your online accounts, and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.
- Keep software updated: Keep your software and operating system up to date to protect against known vulnerabilities.
- Be careful when opening attachments or clicking on links: Be careful when opening attachments or clicking on links, especially if they come from unknown or untrusted sources.
- Educate yourself and your employees: Educate yourself and your employees about social engineering scams and the tactics used by cybercriminals.
By following these tips, you can help protect yourself and your organization from social engineering scams and reduce the risk of falling victim to cybercrime. For small businesses looking for support, Insperia is just a click or call away.