The Con of Social Engineering: Law Firms are Easy Prey - From our Security Awareness Training Blog


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Excellent article at www.law.com about social engineering! (Note: Requires a free registration to read the full text and 5 free articles per month).

A discussion of the threat that social engineering (aka the “human side of hacking”) poses to law firms, and some tips and practical guidelines to reduce its effectiveness. What follows is an excerpt:

"The great news is that law firms have readily available steps to dramatically reduce the effectiveness of social engineering ploys and they do not require Mission Impossible technology. Social engineering is all about exploiting gaps in humans’ knowledge and awareness