Proxios Distributes New Information on the Threat of Social Engineering

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It is not just the network that is vulnerable; now individuals are targets too.

A new publication from Proxios, a pioneer in cloud-computing technology, investigates the dangers of social engineering. Entitled “When the Target of the Attack is You, Not Your Network,” the piece illustrates the steady rise in the use of malicious software and how individual users are increasingly at risk.

The document describes the evolution of hacking and how invasive techniques for accessing users’ data have only become more sophisticated. It discusses the primary method of social engineering, phishing. The brief defines phishing as a rouse whereby the hacker poses as a trusted source to obtain confidential information. Many times, email phishing is used to deliver ransomware, or data kidnapping, which actually installs malware on the hard drive, rendering the computer useless until the user pays to have it unlocked. This type of attack has become far more commonplace and leaves companies and individuals exposed.

The publication explains how users and businesses can take steps to better protect themselves from the threat of social engineering. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) have proven to be very effective in blocking criminals from penetrating both enterprise level and individual systems.

About Proxios
Proxios is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and is the business of IT as a Service (ITaaS). As a pioneer in the field beginning the cloud journey in 1999, we have proven knowledge and experience to move customer infrastructure to the cloud, freeing customers to do what they do best, driving real business value from the applications that help run your business. We provide a wide range of cloud services to our customers throughout the United States and Canada including telephony and collaboration, business virtual desktops, and application hosting. For more information visit: http://www.Proxios.com.

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