Phishing and spearphishing: A cheat sheet for business professionals

Posted: 10th Jan 2019

When criminals use technology to propagate social engineering attacks, securing your organization can become complicated. Here's what you need to know about phishing and spearphishing.

While security professionals focus largely on identifying and patching vulnerabilities in software, the weakest security link is typically end users. Phishing is a social engineering method to fraudulently obtain information by disguising communication as being from a trusted source; the information can then be used to access devices or networks. Spearphishing is a targeted phishing attack that relies on the use of personal information to make the attack look more ...

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