Executive Summary

Increasing reliance on cloud-based communication applications and social media to support hybrid work environments has greatly expanded the digital attack surface, making the human threat vector one of the most difficult to secure. While IT and security leaders have historically focused on email as a primary attack vector, interactions now taking place on social networks and in digital collaboration tools have increased organizations’ vulnerability to social engineering attacks.

Social Engineering

Key Findings: 

Although IT security leaders understand the prevalence of social engineering attacks (71% say their employees have been targeted), there is a huge gap in organizations' detection and response capabilities. An overwhelming majority lack real-time visibility into social engineering attacks (86%), and less than half have controls in place to prevent social engineering attacks launched through social media.

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