Having the proper security measures is very critical when running a business. It can be very expensive for an organization to keep an updated security system but in the end, it is well worth the money. No manager should want to even take the risk of letting hackers or viruses into the organizations information system. To fully understand why it is critical to have security measures, you first need to understand the different threats a network can face. Having a good secure network can prevent things such as malware, social engineering attacks, spam, and phishing. All of these can be very dangerous and damaging to your network. As a manager it is also very important to have a thorough security policy that states the precautions and also the steps to take in case of a security breach. When choosing security controls for your business you must consider three things; what security controls does your business need to safeguard the information systems, the safety and protection that security controls should provide, and existing security controls and how they have been implemented.
Discuss the role that preparing employees to recognize and respond to social engineering techniques should play in the organization’s overall information security program. Note three specific social engineering techniques. Discuss how they can be recognized and how to best prepare employees for each potential attack.
Well trained employees play a huge factor in protecting the network. Many viruses and malware can be prevented just by paying attention and having a trained eye. It is important that employees can recognize and respond to social engineering techniques. Social engineering is a method that attackers use to gain information to make their attack successful. In other words, it is a method of gaining confidential information. Social engineering has been around for a very long time and it is the most basic way to bypass an organizations security.