Security mentoring is probably a thing for every living person with access to the internet. Since more and more people get scammed over the internet security mentoring becomes a really important factor for individuals or even businesses since most of the attacks are done through not trained employees who giveaway login credentials or other sensible information. Let’s see what the internet tells us about cyber-security:
Computer security, cybersecurity, or IT security is the protection of computer systems from theft of or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
The field is of growing importance due to increasing reliance on computer systems, the Internet and wireless networks such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to the growth of “smart” devices, including smartphones, televisions and the various tiny devices that constitute the Internet of Things. Due to its complexity, both in terms of politics and technology, it is also one of the major challenges of contemporary world.(Source: Wikipedia)
Why would I need security mentoring?
Simply because you are a living target for scammers. You, your employees, your friends, pretty much anyone. And you need to be prepared for those scammers since they are really creating and they are inventing new ways of stealing your information or your company’s information. Keep in mind that a stolen password can take down your business for weeks even months or it can make you look really bad to your clients and future clients.
Most of the big leaks in our time come from not trained employees, since they can receive a call from some guy pretending to be your client or a future client and just by talking they can get access to your company’s information. That’s the main reason for this security mentoring thing. To prepare regular people against those creative scammers.
Also another problem might be when you try to buy something from the internet, you pay for it since it’s a nice deal and you really want that product. And nothing is delivered to you. There are bad boys who made millions from these scams just by being really creative and lying to people. There are a lot of factors that can help you recognize a scammer, those are some of the things you learn from this mentoring.
5 types of 'scams' or frauds
- Fake clients requesting information
- Fake future clients requesting information
- Email phishing
- Fake products
- SMS phishing
This is how they steal your information
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Who can use this kind of service?
Anyone, and we mean it. Since nowadays more and more people get access to the internet and those people are going to buy something from someone or are going to receive some rare a magical email who will sell them a few tones of pure gold for cheap, obviously nobody will believe this now since these subjects were a problem in 2005-2010, but that’s just an example from the past and we should learn from it. Let’s make a list of 5 people who can use this security mentoring service:
- Customer Support Employees
- Technical Assistance Employees
- People willing to invest in something
- People interested in buying online goods
- Business owners
So... is this just for companies?
Definitely not, everyone can benefit from this kind of security mentoring since everyone is a target for scammers. Especially who thinks they already know enough to stay way from the scammers, those are the easiest targets as this article from USAToday says.
That being said... how can I learn more about it?
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Maybe you want to talk directly with an expert about your issues, in that case you should click here or on that button down there which will take you to one of our security experts.