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Social Engineering Trends in Cybersecurity

“Cybercriminals are developing and enhancing their attacks at an upsetting rate, exploiting the uncertainty and fear caused by shaky economic and social circumstances.” 

-Jurgen Stock, Interpol Secretary-General

Cyberthreats continue to rise and cybercriminals are finding new ways to attack every day. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, phishing attacks increased by 220 percent. According to CBS News, phishing was used in 36% of successful corporate attacks last year, up 11% from the previous year.

As technology improves, attackers take use of the most recent developments in order to make their social engineering approaches more believable. Organizations must keep up with the latest digital and social engineering security developments in order to use the best security practices to combat new kinds of attacks and methodologies.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important cybersecurity developments for the year 2022…

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