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Social Engineering

This is the blog for MindPoint Group's Information Security & Privacy (ISP) division. We hope to use this to contribute to and debate ideas among the ISP community.
06
Sep
2018

Social Engineering Part 3: Phishing

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If you survey your co-workers, chances are high you will find they have received a phishing email at some point. It’s not surprising since phishing is the number one cause of breaches in the world, with an average of more than 46,000 new phishing sites created per day, or nearly 1.5 million each month (Webroot

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15
Aug
2018

Social Engineering Part 2: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

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“Most scams work because victims are successfully convinced the scam is real. Thus, victims give criminals their information more often than it is maliciously stolen. A scammer’s main goal is to convince you to hand over your information voluntarily, as opposed to using forceful intimidation or threats.” “While hostility is one social engineering methodology, expert

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24
Nov
2016

Stop By Booth 118 @ AWS re:Invent and Speak to Our Team of Cybersecurity Experts

24
Nov
2016

Stop by Booth 118 @ AWS re:Invent to Learn How We Can Secure Your Cloud

29
May
2013

Apologies to DARPA and an Illuminating Point Regarding the Media

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Yesterday I posted a short piece about DARPA’s Plan X project which was covered in an article over at Wired. It sounds on the face of it like a very problematic plan to spend a lot of money, and I pointed out a few of those issues briefly. However, shortly after posting the article I

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