New York, New York – (The Hosting News) – March 4, 2009 – Wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), NTT America, recently sponsored a webinar on Battling New Age Thieves: 5 Ways to Stop Social Engineering Attacks.
The webinar was hosted by Kevin Prince, Chief Architect at Perimeter eSecurity, and covered the top five ways you can prevent these attacks, saving organizations and customers from the aggravation of data and identity theft.
Traditional attacks target the computer and the network, and companies have worked diligently on various technologies to prevent these attacks. Social engineering increases the threat, as hackers attempt to manipulate your employees and customers to obtain confidential information such as passwords and account numbers. Prince will discuss the top methods used by thieves and the ways attacks can be prevented from happening in the first place.
Kevin Prince, Chief Architect at Perimeter eSecurity noted, ”Most companies tend to focus strictly on technology to prevent system attacks, but with the value of private data increasing you need to be aware that data thieves are using social manipulation to get confidential information. It’s important to understand what social engineering is, how it works and how your employees are your best line of defense.”
Wayne Lambert, Director of Product Management at NTT America noted, ”We are pleased to sponsor a webinar that can give our customers and the business community at large valuable insight into the growing array of security threats. Our goal is to provide education on social engineering and how to prevent this behavior. This, along with the technology-based suite of tools we offer, is the right combination to keep our customers