social engineering

Social engineering continues to evolve and gets increasingly sophisticated every day. The core purpose behind social engineering is to acquire credentials such as user IDs and passwords and other access or validating information. Hackers or “bad actors” want your valid credentials so they can login as you and steal your data without sounding any alarms. This “silent-entry” is a root cause of 74% of all breaches in 2019.

At KnectIQ, we understand the threats associated with bad actors using valid credentials to access networks, devices and accounts. We developed ZeroTrust identity-based access security and data loss protection technology to prevent bad actors from using valid credentials for a “silent front door entry” compromise.

We adhere to two foundational Principles that significantly limit threat surfaces like “silent-entry”.

    1. No secret (credential, key, etc.) exists outside of its immediate function.
    2. Establishing identity (critical in trust environments) must not violate the First Principle.

Do your security solutions meet these two Principles? It’s a core question we all must ask of our current security suite of tools, where appropriate.

If the answer is no to either Principle, partnering with solution providers like us at KnectIQ is a good idea. We provide more resiliency and robustness to customers, supply chain partners and your internal operating environments and data. Learn more about our solution.

Stay secure. Stay safe!

See the article (7 New Social Engineering Tactics Threat Actors Are Using Now) that spurred KnectIQ Ken Morris to write the above post.