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social engineering

n.
The practical application of sociological principles to particular social problems.

social engineer n.

social engineering

n
(Sociology) the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society

so′cial engineer′ing


n.
the application of the findings of social science to the solution of actual social problems.
[1895–1900]
so′cial engineer′, n.

social engineering

The process of applying sociological principles to problems in society.
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They represent a primary attack vector into industrial control system (ICS) environments, and existing security controls typically focus on the detection of malware on these USBs.
Ultimately, that will be the factor that decides whether cryptojacking will continue as an attack vector..
In the work [8] are proposed the 5-staged attack vector: Reconnaissance; Assessment and Strategy; Exploitation/ Invasion; Maintaining Access; Operations.
Connected devices, IoT and mobile devices will also increasingly become an attack vector for hackers, particularly as connected devices gain adoption in areas such as industrial environment and personal mobiles are used for access to business applications.
(1) In the data-driven approach, the attack vector is determined based on the measurement signals only based on PARAFAC (parallel factor analysis) method.
But we don't know what the next one is going to be...It's just that unknown of what's next - be it incident, be it coverage, be it the attack vector, you name it.
However, simply hovering over text is a new attack vector that could be used in the future.
Identity spoofing is the most prevalent attack vector in APAC - cybercriminals are actively leveraging stolen identity data to carry out attacks on digital transactions.
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Small to mid-size companies may not have had the benefit of this type of investment, and ultimately in the interests of business returns, they have left gaps that could present increased problems, which are rife for potential attack vector sites that could impact them in the future.
Core Security said that the acquisition will complement its suite of software solutions that manage security risk across the enterprise and protect against any attack vector on any type of device or operating system.
businesses are under constant assault." Adding to their cyber concerns is a new and notably riskier attack vector: 56% of risk managers said their business either implemented or plan to implement internet of things devices, but only 28% believe they are safe for business use.