According to security experts, it is much easier for attackers to gain access to confidential company data or IT system by manipulating employees, rather than using cracking techniques. This act is known as social engineering.
In computer security, social engineering is a term that describes a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking other people to break normal security procedures. Consequently, not only DBAs or IT personnel but all the company employees should be aware of common methods used by the so-called “social engineers” in order to protect their data and databases from such attacks. Read more »