This week much of the ASUG team, including myself, is attending the Biz.ONE Conference and launching ONE.Source | The ASUG Community for SAP Business One.
Additionally, ASUG is hosting Cybersecurity Week, a series of featured webcasts and important content on one of the hottest topics facing our industry. While I hope to connect with many of you here at Biz.ONE, I did not want to miss this opportunity to chime in on this important topic.
Threats from Social Engineering
When it comes to cybersecurity, I often refer to this infographic from the team at Social-Engineer.com. Statistics show that the biggest source of threats to many organisations does not come from brute force attacks or "hacking;" rather, it comes as a result of social engineering.
What Is Social Engineering?
As is often the case, Wikipedia is helpful for providing a quick definition to get the conversation moving:
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.
You may not have realized how much of an issue this is and how much relies on you to train your staff on this problem; but as the statistics show, it is a major issue.
A few years back, whilst I was at Acumatica, I wrote a blog and recorded a webinar on security best practices in a cloud-enabled world and, as is often the case with best practices, it's just as relevant today as it was when I recorded it.
Read the blog. Webinar recording below.